Boardwalk Empire actor Jack Huston is set to star in a Ben-Hur remake, says the Hollywood Reporter.
The details aren’t finalized yet, but the English actor will reprise the role made famous by Charlton Heston. He will star alongside Morgan Freeman, who will play Ildarin, the Reporter says.
Director Timur Bekmambetov, known for his vampire franchise Night Watch and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter will take on the challenge of remaking the 1959 classic, which won 11 Oscars, including Best Picture.
Bekmambetov will begin filming in Europe next year, and the movie is scheduled to be released on Feb. 26, 2016.