Ben-Hur

The long-gestating reboot of the epic 1959 William Wyler film sees Jack Huston stepping into Charlton Heston's iconic sandals as the nobleman-turned-slave who seeks vengeance on his usurping adoptive brother, played by Toby Kebbell. Directed by Timur Bekmambetov, the Paramount and MGM release also stars Morgan Freeman as Ilderim, who sponsors and trains the title character for the monumental race.