Bursting with action—including a new chariot race for the ages—and elevated by Christian themes of justice, liberty & radical forgiveness, this epic film tells the story of Judah Ben-Hur (Jack Huston), a prince falsely accused of treason by his adopted brother Messala (Toby Kebbell), an officer in the Roman army. Stripped of his title and separated from his family and the woman he loves (Nazanin Boniadi), Judah is forced into slavery and despair.
After years at sea, a breathtaking turn of events sends Judah on an epic journey back to his homeland to seek revenge, where a chance encounter with Jesus of Nazareth (Rodrigo Santoro) transforms his life and leads him to discover grace, mercy and ultimately, redemption. Based on Lew Wallace's timeless novel, Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ. Also stars Morgan Freeman in an unforgettable performance.
"I highly recommend BEN-HUR for your list of 'must see' movies!"
— Cardinal Sean O’Malley, Archbishop of Boston, MA.
"…a very personal and moving tale of the redemptive power of mercy."
— Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, DC
"A movie that will give hope to people. And also a movie of reconciliation for broken families."
— Rick Warren, NY Times Best-Selling Author, Purpose-Driven Life