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  1. Actress and producer behind 'Ben-Hur' has a message amid 'violence and fear' in AmericaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 21 | The Coastal Courier

    Roma Downey and Mark Burnett, president of MGM Television and Digital Group, are seen at the Mark Burnett Endowed Chair, honoring David Weitzner, director of the Summer Production Program at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, on Wednesday, April 27, 2016, in Los Angeles, California. With the release of their new film "Ben-Hur" quickly approaching, producers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey teamed up with Christian band For King & Country to produce a new music video that they hope will send a powerful message.

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  2. Great Great Granddaughter of Original 'Ben-Hur' Author Gives Epic a Modern FaceliftRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 19 | Townhall

    Lew Wallace's Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ , written in the 1880s, is the epic story of a young Jewish prince who battled both a backstabbing friend and the Roman empire, overcame slavery and eventually experienced a life changing encounter with Jesus Christ. The tale is ready for a modern facelift, according to Lew's great great granddaughter.

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  3. Ben-Hur' Gets a Modern Reboot, With Greater Roles for Women CharactersRead the original story

    Tuesday Jul 19 | Publishers' Weekly

    The Academy Award-winning 1959 film Ben-Hur is getting a reboot this summer, and the 136-year-old tale it's based on by Lew Wallace is getting a makeover to match. Tyndale will publish a new edition of Ben-Hur : A Tale of the Christ , rewritten by Wallace's great-great-granddaughter Carol Wallace , on July 19 - one month before Ben-Hur opens in theaters across the U.S. Wallace, who did not read her great-great-grandfather's magnum opus until she was an adult, told PW : "I always lumped it in with books that were great stories but too boring to read."

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  4. Actress and producer behind 'Ben-Hur' has a message amid 'violence and fear' in AmericaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 18 | Deseret News

    Roma Downey and Mark Burnett, president of MGM Television and Digital Group, are seen at the Mark Burnett Endowed Chair, honoring David Weitzner, director of the Summer Production Program at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, on Wednesday, April 27, 2016, in Los Angeles, California. With the release of their new film "Ben-Hur" quickly approaching, producers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey teamed up with Christian band For King & Country to produce a new music video that they hope will send a powerful message.

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  5. Watch Two New Ben-Hur TV SpotsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 13 | ComingSoon.net

    Paramount Pictures and MGM have today released two new Ben-Hur TV spots that show off the action packed world of the upcoming big screen remake. Check them both out in the players below.

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  6. Matt Lapinskas Joins Cast Of Ben Hur At Reading RepRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 11 | BroadwayWorld.com

    ... celebrating work made by and for the people of Reading. Ben Hur is the epic story of the life and times of Judah Ben-Hur, whose extraordinary journey takes him from wealthy merchant to galley slave to champion charioteer and witness at the ...

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  7. New Posters Introduce the Ben-Hur CastRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 7 | ComingSoon.net

    Paramount Pictures and MGM have today released four new character posters that introduce the Ben-Hur cast. Check them all out in the gallery viewer below and, if you missed yesterday's new featurette, watch it right here .

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  8. A New Featurette Explores the Ben-Hur RemakeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 6 | ComingSoon.net

    Paramount Pictures and MGM have today released a behind-the-scenes featurette that explores the world of their upcoming Ben-Hur remake. Check it out in the player below! Directed by Timur Bekmambetov and scripted by John Ridley and Keith Clarke, the Ben-Hur remake stars Jack Huston , Toby Kebbell , Morgan Freeman , Rodrigo Santoro , Nazanin Boniadi , Ayelet Zorer and Sofia Black-D'Elia .

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  9. Two-horse raceRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 30 | BBC News

    At Bankstown racecourse in Western Sydney, on a damp and drizzly winter's afternoon, there's a sparse but enthusiastic crowd. They've turned out for a day of harness racing, a sport which is new to me but, despite the far from Romanesque setting, immediately conjures up images of Charlton Heston and Ben Hur .

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  10. Ben-Hurat Paramount TheatreRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 25 | The Austin Chronicle

    ... Stephen Boyd, Hugh Griffith, Martha Scott and Sam Jaffe. This winner of 11 Oscars tells the epic story of Jewish Ben-Hur and his best friend, Messala, in ancient Rome. It's a chariot-race classic. This content has not been formatted for this window ...

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  11. Did Kirk Douglas Really Break the Blacklist?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 23, 2016 | Slate Magazine

    ... out, Kirk Douglas had been in the market for Roman epics since he'd been turned down for the Charlton Heston role in Ben-Hur . Douglas, through his production company Bryna, optioned the book - and made a deal with Fast, who had never worked in ...

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  12. CineEurope: Paramount Shows 'Baywatch,' 'Jack Reacher...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2016 | Hollywood Reporter

    The studio also shares a first look at 'Star Trek Beyond,' shows off 'Ben-Hur' and offers video messages from Tom Cruise and Dwayne Johnson. Despite Paramount offering one of the most in-your-face explosive presentations at this year's CineEurope in Barcelona , the studio started its show on Wednesday on a more somber note.

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  13. The best new TV and film on Amazon Prime Video this weekRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 21, 2016 | Radio Times

    ... tale follows Princess Anna as she attempts to find her sister and reverse her kingdom's permanent winter. 1959's Ben-Hur is one epic movie. It boasted the biggest budget and largest sets of any film produced at the time - and won 11 out of the 12 ...

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  14. [WATCH] Second trailer released for 'Ben-Hur'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 16, 2016 | The Daily Star

    The film tells the story of Jewish prince Judah Ben-Hur who is betrayed by his friend and adoptive brother Messala. Ben-Hur endures years of slavery before returning to challenge his brother to the famous chariot race in an attempt to seek vengeance.

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  15. Video shows how Ben-Hur's wild chariot race scenes were createdRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 14, 2016 | Digital Trends

    The chariot race from 1959's Oscar-winning film Ben-Hur is widely considered one of the greatest sequences in cinema history, and it's expected to be a major element in the upcoming film based on the famous story of Judah Ben-Hur. Paramount Pictures has posted a behind-the-scenes video that focuses on the new film's chariot sequence, and reveals just how close to reality - and injury - the movie took things in an effort to live up to the expectations set by its 1959 predecessor.

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  16. Paramount's new BEN-HUR's making of their Chariot Race scene... which isn't all CGRead the original story

    Jun 13, 2016 | Ain't It Cool News

    Hey folks, Harry here... The idea of remaking BEN-HUR isn't the first time. That BEN-HUR with Charlton Heston... that was a remake too.

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  17. EXCLUSIVE: See How the 'Ben-Hur' Cast and Crew Recreated the 1959 Movie's Epic Chariot RaceRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 13, 2016 | ETonline

    The chariot race scene from the 1959 Oscar winner, Ben-Hur , is one of the most iconic moments in modern cinematic history, so when producers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey decided to re-imagine the Biblical drama, they knew they had to pull out all the stops! "Everyone's going to think that this is some big CGI feat that we've managed to construct, but it's not at all," says star Jack Huston in an exclusive behind-the-scenes featurette from the upcoming film. "We decided early on that every time you see us with those horses, that's us with those horses."

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  18. Big Screens, Sunscreen and Heart Strings: What Movies to See this SummerRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 11, 2016 | KQED

    ... of cyberbullying). SFJFF is also the perfect place to prepare, fortify and inoculate yourself against the remake of Ben-Hur (opening August 12). Is it too much to ask McCarthy, Wiig, et al to banish the ghost of Charlton Heston? Summer used to mean ...

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    Jun 3, 2016 | Gay Times

    This year the chariots and sandals are out, as the Charlton Heston epic Ben-Hur gets the 2016 remake treatment. As well as getting the chance to re-visit a rather amazing movie, the possibility of a gay on-screen relationship between Ben-Hur and his adoptive brother Messalla has fans rather intrigued.

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  20. Will the Ben-Hur reboot feature a gay plot twist?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 2, 2016 | Gay Times

    This year the chariots and sandals are out, as the Charlton Heston epic Ben-Hur gets the 2016 remake treatment. As well as getting the chance to re-visit a rather amazing movie, the possibility of a gay on-screen relationship between Ben-Hur and his adoptive brother Messalla has fans rather intrigued.

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