French Iranian director Robert Hossein to stage
It is a life long passion for great epics that drove Robert Hossein to undertake a career as an actor in
Films in the early 50.s often playing bad guys or
passionate lovers. Robert Hosseinov was
and Brigitte Bardot in films that since become classics. He truly gained fame in historical sequal films entitled
Angelique set in the 18th century France and with
Co-Star the beautiful Michelle Mercier. However Hossein
He has gained the envied reputation of a kind of Cecile B. DeMille with successful adaptations of Shakespear plays such as
Julius Caesar or historical epic bio.s of Jesus Christ,
General Charles De Gaulle or French revolutionary Danton.
Hossein.s lifelong passion for Ben Hur was satisfied
when he saw the Hollywood Epic in the late fifties and since
famous director has decided to meet this challenge and has announced that he will be producing a 13 million euros
show in France.s largest Arena : The French Stadium that saw the victory of the french soccer team in the World Cup of .98.
The success of epic sword and sandals in the past
years in Movies such as Gladiator, or Troy have certainly motivated
With a cast of 500 actors and extras the show will include the famous chariot race, the crucifixion of Christ as well as
the spectaculor naval battles between the Roman fleet and that of the Mediteranean pirates . As for the actors only the role of the evil Messala ( the Roman childhood friend who sends Ben Hur to the galleys and banishes his family) has been announced : Anthony Delon son of famous Star Alain Delon.
Ever since its first publication in 1880 Ben Hur has been adapted with success in two major films and numerous theater
Adaptations and is said to be the most read book after the Bible ...
entered film history for its famous chariot race shot in Cinemascope. Will Robert Hossein.s live version of this epic classic surpass our expectations .