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Paramount, MGM Team For "Ben-Hur" Remake

By Garth Franklin Wednesday April 23rd 2014 01:28PM

Paramount and MGM are teaming to co-produce and distribute the upcoming remake of "Ben-Hur".

The new adaptation of Lew Wallace's 1880 novel follows a falsely accused nobleman who survives years of slavery to take vengeance on his best friend who betrayed him.

"Wanted" helmer Timur Bekmambetov is directing from a script originally penned by Keith Clarke and which is now being worked on by John Ridley ("12 Years a Slave").

Paramount and MGM have been teaming up a lot lately on films like "GI Joe: Retaliation" and the upcoming "Hercules" and "Hot Tub Time Machine 2".

Source: Variety

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