Washington: 'Man of Steel' actress Ayelet Zurer is in talks to join Paramount and MGM's 'Ben-Hur, ' it has been reported.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Jack Huston would be starring as the Jewish prince who is betrayed into slavery by his onetime friend, Messala, played by Toby Kebbell and the Israeli actress would play Judah Ben-Hur's mother, Naomi.
Morgan Freeman would also be seen in the movie as the man who teaches Ben-Hur how to win at chariot racing.
Timur Bekmambetov is directing the movie, which is both a remake of the Charlton Heston-starring 1959 movie and an adaptation of the Lew Wallace novel Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ published in 880. For the remake, Keith Clarke wrote the script with a rewrite by John Ridley.