(CBS News) Mark Burnett and Roma Downey will produce a new version of the historical epic "Ben-Hur," as the faith-based film revival continues on the big screen.
Paramount Pictures and MGM announced Friday that they will co-produce "Ben-Hur" with Burnett and Downey, who also made the recent miniseries "The Bible."
Lewis Wallace's 1880 novel has been adapted several times, most notably the 1959 film starring Charlton Heston, Stephen Boyd, Jack Hawkins and Hugh Griffith. Famous for its chariot race scene, the film won 11 Academy Awards, including best picture.
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