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Ben-Hur adaptation gets promising first trailer

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Gods of Egypt this is not

The upcoming adaptation of William Wyler's 1959 classic Ben-Hur finally has a trailer.

The movie, which stars Boardwalk Empire's Jack Huston as the main character, Judah Ben-Hur, follows a fallen nobleman through years of slavery before the prince decides to exact revenge on the man who betrayed him. The film will be directed by Timur Bekmambetov, best known for his work on Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and Wanted.

Also starring Morgan Freeman and Toby Kebbell, Ben-Hur will be released on Aug. 12.