Judah ‘Ben-Hur’ is a prince of Jerusalem whose brother Messala has become an officer in the Roman army. When Messala betrays him and sells him into slavery, Judah seeks revenge.
Enslaved on a war galley for five years, he manages to escape when the ship is sunk in battle. Returning to civilisation, he trains to become a charioteer so he can confront Messala in the arena. His brother is the pride of Rome – if Judah defeats him, he will defeat an empire.
This is a reimagining of the legendary epic, brought back to the screen in a new vision.