Jack Huston has now accepted the lead role as Ben-Hur in MGM’s upcoming remake Ben-Hur. The London born actor is best known for playing a disfigured WWI veteran Richard Harrow on HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, but Ben-Hur marks his first starring role in a major studio film. He was one of several actors being considered for the other recent movie roles, including Peter Quill in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’, as well as being the main role in Marvel’s ‘Doctor Strange’. Unfortunately none of those roles materialized, but he has finally got his chance to shine on the big screen. This film has already cast Morgan Freeman as Ildarin, the man who teaches Ben-Hur to race chariots like a champion. With these two important actors cast, ‘Ben-Hur’ is looking to be an upcoming epic film.