'The Messengers' Actress Sofia Black-D'Elia Lands Lead in 'Ben-Hur'

'The Messengers' Actress Sofia Black-D'Elia Lands Lead in 'Ben-Hur'

Sofia Black-D’Elia has been cast in the upcoming historical film Ben-Hur!

According to Deadline, the 23-year-old actress will act opposite Jack Huston, Morgan Freeman, and Toby Kebbell in the historical epic, which “chronicles the blood feud between Judah Ben-Hur (Huston) and Messala that erupts when Messala (Kebbell) condemns his childhood friend to slavery and certain death aboard a Roman warship.”

Sofia will play Tirzah, “Judah’s sister who becomes quietly political when the Roman Empire takes control of Jerusalem. She is imprisoned alongside her mother and both contract leprosy before Judah returns home to free his family and avenge them all.”

We can’t wait to see it!

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