BEN-HUR

(PARAMOUNT-MGM)  02/26/2016
Credits: Directed by Timur Bekmambetov. Screenplay by John Ridley, Keith R. Clarke.

“Boardwalk Empire”’s Jack Huston steps into Charlton Heston’s loincloth for this remake of William Wyler’s 1959 classic (which was itself a remake of a 1925 movie, so it’s not like the recycling of plots is a particularly new phenomenon). Up-and-comer Toby Kebbell, of the upcoming The Fantastic Four reboot, co-stars as Ben-Hur’s nemesis Messala.