Tom Hiddleston Sought For Ben-Hur Remake?
British actor reportedly in frame to star in reboot of swords and sandals epic...
He's gained a legion of fans playing Loki in the Avengers and Thor movies, and now Tom Hiddleston is reportedly set to play the lead in an epic all of his own.
The 33-year-old Brit thesp is reported by Deadline to be in the frame to take the title role in a remake of Ben-Hur - the 1959 epic which starred Charlton Heston.
MGM and Paramount are claimed to be in agreement with director Timur Bekmambetov that T-Hiddy is the man for the job.
But his inclusion in the project is far from a done deal, with a busy schedule meaning that it could be tough to fit it in.
The film is apparently slated for release in 2016 - with 12 Years A Slave writer John Ridley reported to have been re-working the script recently.