Paramount Pictures and MGM are gearing up to release the reboot of “Ben-Hur” in August, and in a new faith trailer, viewers are given a glimpse into the impact Jesus Christ made on the fictional character Ben-Hur while an exclusive song by for King & Country plays in the background.
“Ben-Hur” is the epic story of Judah Ben-Hur (Jack Huston), a prince falsely accused of treason by his own adopted brother Messala (Toby Kebell), who is a Roman army officer. He was removed from his position and was separated from his family and Esther (Nazanin Boniadi), the woman he loves, as he was exiled to become a slave.
But after years of traveling on sea and a sudden shipwreck, Ben Hur encountered Ilderim (Morgan Freeman), who later on becomes his mentor. He tells Ben Hur to take revenge against his brother through a chariot race instead of killing him directly. He then prepares him for the monumental race, seen on the trailer, which is going to be a deadly one.
The trailer begins with the scripture found in Jeremiah 40:4 that states, “Now, behold, I release you today from the chains on your hands.” Throughout the faith trailer there are a few appearance of Jesus who inspires Ben Hur to love, not hate. Ben Hur is inspired by the kindness Jesus showed him when no one else would. His divine encounters with the Savior of the world transforms his life as he is introduced to grace and mercy.