Washington: Gal Gadot is reportedly in talks to star as a female lead in Paramount and MGM's retelling of the classic 'Ben-Hur'.

Gal Gadot
Gal Gadot. Pic/AFP

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the 29-year-old Israeli actress will play the role Esther, a slave with whom Ben-Hur is in love.

Jack Huston will star as the Jewish prince who is betrayed into slavery by his onetime friend, Messala, played by Toby Kebbell.

The movie which is both a remake of the Charlton Heston-starring 1959 movie and an adaptation of the Lew Wallace novel Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ will be directed by Timur Bekmambetov.