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Tom Hiddleston Wanted for ‘Ben-Hur’

MGM continues to roll forward with plans to re-make Ben-Hur for a new generation of chariot racing fans. Timur Bekmambetov, director of the Ben-Hur-esque Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, will be taking the reins (hey!) of the film, but no cast announcements have been confirmed yet. However, sources are saying Bekmambetov wants Tom Hiddleston for the lead. That’s not surprising. Pretty much every movie wants Tom Hiddleston right now, and his schedule is getting crowded, so this isn’t official. Nothing’s really certain about this project yet, but the script, written by The Way Back‘s Keith R. Clarke, is said to be completed, and is more in line with the original novel than the famed ’50s blockbuster was …

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