Movie Web: Set in Jerusalem in the time of Christ, Judah Ben-Hur (Jack Huston) is a Jewish prince from a wealthy family. He and his adopted brother, Messala Severus (Toby Kebbell), race horses for sport in their patrician lives. Judah has fallen in love with Esther (Nanazin Boniadi), the daughter of a servant. Messala, who isn't a Jew and prays to the Roman gods, is enamored with his adopted sister, Tirzah (Sofia Black-D'Elia). But Messala knows he would never be allowed to marry her. With no options, Messala leaves his family in the dead of night and enlists as a soldier in the fierce Roman Legion.