The Guy Who Played Xerxes from the ‘300’ Movies Will Portray Jesus in ‘Ben-Hur’

More Jesus movies are on the way. This week, we got our first look at Ewan McGregor as Jesus in the upcoming film Last Days in the Desert, and now The Hollywood Reporter says that actor Rodrigo Santoro will portray Christ in their new adaptation of Ben-Hur. The Brazilian actor isn’t a household name, but you’ve likely seen him onscreen. He played Karl in the Christmas romcom Love Actually, the ill-fated Paulo on Lost and, perhaps most notably, the evil ruler Xerxes in the 300 movies. MGM’s new adaptation of the classic novel begins production later this year …

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