Fate and adventure collide in the "epic and awe-inspiring" story of Judah Ben-Hur (Jack Huston), a prince who is enslaved by the Romans after being betrayed by his adopted brother Messala (Toby Kebbell). Separated from his family and the woman he loves, Ben-Hur is rescued from near death by the mysterious llderim (Morgan Freeman). He returns to his homeland seeking revenge against his brother and an empire, but instead he finds a chance for redemption.
Why do they do copies of definitive films, or TV characters? Seldom, if ever, works. There is only one Bilko/Willy Wonka etc. Charlton was Ben Hur and El Cid etc. Remake has loads more clever effects, more american accents, but also more make-up, and down home convenience etc. Bit like Troy with not so good hair dressers.