Moises Arias will join the cast of Paramount and MGM’s remake of the classic period epic BEN-HUR. As the newest adaptation of Lew Wallace’s 1880 novel Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ, the film centers around a falsely accused nobleman who survives years of slavery only to take vengeance on his best friend who betrayed him.
Arias will star as, Gestas, a teenage Jewish zealot who is desperate to fight for his people’s freedom after his family is murdered by the Romans.
The young actor will be joined by Toby Kebbell, Morgan Freeman, Sofia Black D’Elia and Ayelet Zurer. Timur Bekmambetov is directing the movie. The Sean Daniel Company and Clearview Productions will produce.
Arias has had his fair share of television and film roles during his career. As a young actor, he starred as Rico in the Disney Channel hit show Hannah Montana. After various Disney Channel appearances, Arias went on to star in The Kings of Summer, Despicable Me 2, Ender’s Game, and most recently, The Standford Prison Experiment.
Arias is repped by TalentWorks.
Olivia Diaz | Film Journalist