Los Angeles: 'Man of Steel' star Ayelet Zurer is set to join the cast of 'Ben-Hur' remake. Zurer is in negotiations to play Ben-Hur's mother in the retelling of the classic story.
Jack Huston is starring as the Jewish prince who is betrayed into slavery by his onetime friend, Messala, played by Toby Kebbell.
He fights his way to freedom through chariot races. Morgan Freeman will play Ben-Hur's mentor while Zurer would play Judah Ben-Hur's (Huston) mother, Naomi.
The movie is being directed by Timur Bekmambetov. The movie, an adaptation of 'Lew Wallace's novel of the same name, is also a remake of remake of the Charlton Heston-starring 1959 movie, which went on to win 11 Oscars.