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.
After escaping, he returns home years later on a quest for vengeance.
The new film features American Hustle actor Jack Huston as Judah Ben-Hur and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes actor Toby Kebbell as Messala, his adopted brother.
Homeland actress Nazanin Boniadi plays Judah s wife.
Morgan Freeman, Rodrigo Santoro, Ayelet Zorer, and Sofia Black-D Elia also play supporting roles in the film.
Ben-Hur is scheduled to hit theaters August 19.