Paramount Pictures has released the first trailer for their remake of the 1959 classic action-drama Ben-Hur.
Ben-Hur is the story of Judah Ben-Hur, a prince falsely accused of treason by his adopted brother, an officer in the Roman army. Forced into slavery and sent away, Ben-Hur returns to his homeland seeking revenge, ultimately squaring off against him in a chariot race.
Ben-Hur is directed by Timur Bekmambetov and stars Jack Huston and Ben-Hur, with Toby Kebbell, Morgan Freeman, Rodrigo Santoro, Nazanin Boniadi, Ayelet Zurer, and Sofia Black D’Elia. It opens in theatres Aug. 12, 2016.