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Ben-hur Crew Banned From Filming In Chariot Race Stadium

Movie bosses behind the new version of the historical drama, which stars Morgan Freeman and Jack Huston, have been forced to recreate the Circus Maximus venue inside a studio after the Italian culture...

Robert Surtees' Relative Sued Over Auctioned Oscar

A relative of late Ben-Hur cinematographer Robert Surtees has been slapped with a lawsuit from Academy Awards bosses after selling off one of the filmmaker's Oscars.Surtees won gold three times during his career and his...

Nazanin Boniadi Replaces Gal Gadot In Ben-hur

Iranian actress Nazanin Boniadi has replaced Israeli Gal Gadot as Esther in the new Ben-Hur remake.Gadot quit the epic when it became clear filming clashed with her Man of Steel sequel schedule, and now her...

Pedro Pascal In Talks To Play Biblical Villain

Game Of Thrones star Pedro Pascal is in talks to play Biblical villain Pontius Pilate in the upcoming remake of Ben-Hur.The actor is in early negotiations to play the Roman governor who ordered Jesus' crucifixion...

Gal Gadot To Star In Wonder Woman

Gal Gadot will star in a solo 'Wonder Woman' movie.The 29-year-old actress - who has taken on the comic book character in the upcoming flick 'Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice' - will appear in...

Wonder Woman In Talks To Play Ben-hur's Love Interest

The actress who landed the coveted role of Wonder Woman earlier this year (14) is now set to head back in time to play the female lead in the Ben-Hur remake.Gal Gadot is in early...

Tom Hiddleston Favourite To Play Ben-hur

Thor villain Tom Hiddleston has emerged as the front-runner to reprise Charlton Heston's classic film role in a new version of Ben-Hur.Russian filmmaker Timur Bekmambetov, who directed Angelina Jolie in Wanted, has signed on to...

Stewart Copeland Completes Ben Hur Score

Former The Police drummer Stewart Copeland has composed a new film score for Hollywood epic Ben-Hur: A Tale Of Christ.His accompanying music for the 1925 movie - the most expensive film made in the silent...

Degeneres Feels Pressure Of Hosting Oscars

Academy Awards host ELLEN DeGENERES is begging Oscar commentators to shift their attention from what she's wearing to how she does her job on Sunday (25FEB07). The talk show host is already feeling the pressure...

Ben-hur Revived In Paris

Hollywood epic BEN-HUR will be brought to life in a spectacular recreation of the story at the Stade de France stadium in Paris. A cast of hundreds will be involved in ROBERT HOSSEIN's production about...

Ben-hur Was 'Closet Homosexual'

CHARLTON HESTON's legendary movie alter-ego BEN-HUR has been exposed as a homosexual by one of the classic film's writers. American novelist GORE VIDAL wanted to romantically connect the Jewish prince and his boyhood...

Lawrence Of Arabia Is Best Epic

LAWRENCE OF ARABIA has been named the greatest ever film epic by leading British film magazine TOTAL FILM - in a feature inspired by the upcoming release of TROY. The SIR DAVID LEAN directed...

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