Ben Hur, one of the greatest movies ever made will once again grace the silver screen in August 2016.

Based on the 1880 novel Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ by Lew Wallace, the movie stars Jack Huston as Ben Hur together with Morgan Freeman, Toby Kebbell, Nazanin Boniadi and Rodrigo Santoro. The 2016 adaptation will be the third with the previous films screened in 1925 and the 1959 classic starring Charlton Heston which won 11 Academy Awards.

 

Will the latest adaptations do just as well at the races as its predecessors? We’ll have to see come 18 August 2016.