by: Sammy Mink
Pedro Pascal is in talks to play Pontius Pilate in the MGM and Paramount remake of BEN-HUR. The action/drama remake stars Jack Huston as Ben-Hur, a rich Jewish prince whose journey takes him into the life of a slave and an eventual meeting with Jesus Christ. Toby Kebbell has been cast as Ben-Hur’s nemesis Messala and Morgan Freeman will play Ildarin. Gal Gadot is also in talks to join the project. Timur Bekmambetov is directing from a script penned by Keith Clarke and John Ridley
Pascal is probably best known for his most recent role as Oberyn Martell on Game of Thrones after his untimely demise at the hands of The Mountain. Before that, Pascal’s TV credits included roles on The Good Wife, Brothers and Sisters, and Graceland. Pascal also plays Agent Marcus Pike on The Mentalist. Next up, he will star as Javier Peña on Netflix’s upcoming crime drama Narcos.