Ben-Hur, the classic tale of revenge and redemption, is returning to the silver screen. It was twice filmed as a silent movie in 1907 and 1925. The 1959 remake is considered one of Hollywood's most exciting spectacles. Ben-Hur was the best-selling American novel of the 19th century. It's been successfully adapted into plays in 1889 and 2009, made into an animated film in 2003, a Canadian mini-series in 2010, and now in 2016, Hollywood has remade Ben-Hur again.
This time, the movie is featuring a far more diverse cast. Although Judah Ben-Hur and Messala are played by British actors, other roles are played by African-American, Iranian, Brazilian, Israeli, Turkish, Hispanic, Danish, and Tunisian actors.