Paramount Pictures has released the trailer for the upcoming “Ben-Hur” remake.
The remake stars Jack Huston in the title role, with Morgan Freeman as Sheik Ilderim.
“A falsely accused Jewish nobleman survives years of slavery to take vengeance on his Roman best friend, who betrayed him,” the plot reads.
The film, which is currently scheduled for an Aug. 12 release, will be the third “Ben-Hur” film ever made. The 1959 film staring Charlton Heston is widely considered by film critics to be one of the greatest films ever made, which means the new one has incredibly high expectations to live up to. (RELATED: Harrison Ford To Star In Another Indiana Jones Film)