MGM and Paramount have found Jesus. Rodrigo Santoro is in negotiations to portray the Biblical figure and Messiah in Ben-Hur, the studios’ retelling of the classic period sword-and-sandals epic. Jack Huston is starring as the Jewish prince who is betrayed into slavery by his onetime friend, Messala, played by Toby Kebbell. He fights his way to freedom and vengeance, with a couple of chariot races thrown in for good measure.
The Buff Stars of ‘300’ Share Their Exercise Secret: The ‘Man-Maker’ Being in a muscle-bound movie like “300: Rise of an Empire" requires a seriously sculpted body to go with the super scanty wardrobe. In fact, Sullivan Stapleton and Rodrigo Santoro’s first face-to-face meeting was in-between exercises — difficult, intense exercises, of course.
It takes a lot of pain and gain to become a Spartan soldier, you know. Sullivan Stapleton, Rodrigo Santoro and Eva Green will go to war in next spring’s “300: Rise of an Empire,” and their preparation for glory involved a rather intense workout regimen that even King Leonidas himself might find a bit of a challenge.