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December 4, 2014 2:03 pm

Iranian Actress Replaces Israel’s Gal Gadot for ‘Ben-Hur’ Remake

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Actress Nazanin Boniadi. Photo: Twitter.

Iranian actress Nazanin Boniadi replaced Israeli star Gal Gadot as the female lead in the new Ben-Hur remake, Hollywood.com reported on Tuesday.

The Homeland actress will play Esther, a slave that Ben-Hur sets free and falls in love with. Gadot quit the movie when it became clear that filming conflicted with her schedule for the Man of Steel sequel. The Israeli actress plays Wonder Woman in the superhero film Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.

Actor Jack Huston takes on the titular character in the Ben-Hur remake and the film’s cast includes Morgan Freeman. The film is scheduled to be released in February 2016, according to IMDb.

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  • Sorry, but NOBODY can replace Charlton Heston.

  • Jack Huston is awesome. check out his Wikipedia entry. He is part Jewish and related to the Rothchilds.

  • victoria brandeis

    who cares……let the bimbo do her role and protect us…..no jew will watch this movie anyway…..its all gentile propaganda and hollywood’s fuel for money…….if this kind of stuff is important to this blog then i am out…..

    as a matter of fact…you are all jelly beans in the world……

  • Reform School

    Rumor mills suggest a gay remake is now being scripted. One snag is dissension between the two major subgroups whether to retitle it ‘Ben-Her’ or ‘Ben-Him.’

  • Eliot Schickler

    I hope this wasn’t a political move or I’ll be up in arms over it!

  • Pinchas Baram

    OY, the already “mad mullahs” in Tehran will go absolutely CRAZY because of this “abomination” by an Iranian actress playing Esther, the JEW!

  • Vittore

    The Iranian actress doesn’t dress like she’s got a following among Iranian ayatollas.

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