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Jessica Derschowitz
March 15, 2016 AT 12:23 PM EDT

Ready the chariots.

Jack Huston is stepping into Charlton Heston’s sandals for the leading role in the upcoming remake of Ben-Hur, and the first photos from the film have now arrived.

The images, via USA Today, show Huston in the story’s famed chariot race and with Morgan Freeman as Ilderim, the man who trains him.

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Based on Lew Wallace’s 1880 Biblical novel about a falsely accused nobleman (Huston) who survives years of slavery to seek vengeance on the best friend who betrayed him (Toby Kebbell), this new telling is directed by Timur Bekmambetov and also stars Nazanin Boniadi, Rodrigo Santoro, and Pilou Asbaek.

Ben-Hur arrives in theaters Aug. 12. See one of the new photos below, and the other at USA Today.

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