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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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CodeBlack Could Redeem Itself With New Omar Epps, Paula Patton Flick

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No shade to CodeBlack Films, but it’s last flick, All Eyes On Me, was kind of a disaster. From the poor ratings and reviews, to stars like Jada Pinkett Smith and 50 Cent slamming the film, folks just weren’t feeling it.

But that may all change with their new movie Traffik. The action-packed thriller slated for theaters April 27, 2018 stars Omar Epps, Paula Patton and Laz Alonso, and it looks pretty darn good.

Peep the trailer below.

In the film, Brea (Paula Patton) and John (Omar Epps) are off for a romantic weekend in the mountains. Isolated at a remote estate, the couple are surprised by the arrival of two friends, another couple, Darren (Laz Alonso) and Malia (Roselyn Sanchez). Just when the weekend starts to get back on track, a violent biker gang turns up and begins to torment them. The foursome are forced to fight for their lives against a gang who will stop at nothing to protect their secrets.

The film is written and directed by Deon Taylor. Patton is also a producer.

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