Gal Gadot to not do 'Ben Hur' role

Actress Gal Gadot has reportedly passed on the role of female lead in 'Ben Hur' remake due to scheduling conflict.

PTI| Updated: Oct 31, 2014, 14:03 PM IST
Gal Gadot to not do 'Ben Hur' role

Los Angeles: Actress Gal Gadot has reportedly passed on the role of female lead in 'Ben Hur' remake due to scheduling conflict.

Gadot's shooting schedule for 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' forced her abandon the role, which she had been circling to star in for Paramount and MGM, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Gadot plays Wonder Woman in Zack Snyder's 'Batman v Superman', and is signed on to appear as the DC superhero in a number of Warner Bros' films, including a solo adventure and a series of Justice League movies.

'Ben Hur', a reboot of the 1959 Charlton Heston classic, will have Jack Huston as the Jewish prince who is betrayed by his best friend. Gadot was to play Ben Hur's love interest, a slave named Esther.