New Ben-Hur Movie Seeks to Relate to a Modern Audience

“Jesus” kept his distance as he walked into a press conference on the 18th floor of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. “I won’t get too close because I have a cold,” he said with a smile, as he slipped into a padded chair and sipped a bit of tea. “Jesus” is actually Rodrigo Santoro, the Brazilian actor who plays the Savior in “Ben-Hur,” the excellent new action adventure movie released widely on August 19 by Metro-Goldwin-Mayer Pictures and Paramount Pictures. Santoro and Jack Huston, who plays the title role in the $100-million blockbuster, sat side-by-side at a Miami media conference. The […]

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