The 2016 re-imagining of the 1959 classic Ben-Hur is taking the epic story to another level, and ET went behind the scenes for an exclusive look.
Based on Lew Wallace's timeless novel, Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ, Ben-Hur follows the epic story of Judah Ben-Hur (Jack 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.
And while actors are used to getting the royal treatment on set, fans will be glad to know that the four-legged stars were also taken care of. There were 60 handlers for the 80 horses, and 12 horses were put in rotation for every four horse-drawn carriage, so the animals would have a chance to rest.
Ben-Hur, also starring Morgan Freeman and Rodrigo Santoro, opens August 19.