Based on Lew Wallace's timeless novel, Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ, Ben-Hur follows the epic story of Judah Ben-Hur (Huston), a prince falsely accused of treason by his adopted brother Messala (Toby Kebbell) and forced into slavery. After years at sea, Judah returns to his homeland to seek revenge, but finds redemption.
"This is a movie that has such a beautiful message," Huston gushed. "It's a grand epic."
The film, of course, features a heart-pounding chariot race, which is included in our sneak peek. Huston told ET that the spectacular scene was shot with he and Kebbell actually commanding the horses.