An intense naval battle, a bloody chariot race and one hot Jesus are what you can expect from the new Ben-Hur. While the 1959 version starring Charlton Heston only gave you a glimpse at the prodigal son, producers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey told HipHollywood they wanted the film to have the same epic box office appeal but with more of a faith-based message.
Toby Kebbell and Jack Huston play estranged brothers Messala and Judah Ben-Hur, while Rodrigo Santoro plays Jesus … and a pretty hot one, we might add.
But Santoro couldn’t help but blush when we mentioned the buzz about his smoking hot portrayal of Jesus in the film. “Is that what people are saying?” laughed the Brazilian-bred actor. “I’m going to have to quit my job.”
Check out what else the cast had to say about starring in Ben-Hur, which hits theaters August 19.
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