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Olivia Cooke for Ben-Hur reboot?

Olivia Cooke is tipped for a role in the Ben-Hur remake.

The Quiet Ones actress is in line for the part of Tirzah, Ben-Hur's sister, in director Timur Bekmambetov's reboot of the classic 1959 movie.

Ouija star Olivia, 21, would join Jack Huston, who has the title role in the movie.

However, it seems the British actress is also being considered for other big movies, and formal negotiations for Ben-Hur haven't begun.

The new take on the tale will arrive in cinemas in February 2016 and will also star Morgan Freeman as Ildarin, the man who teaches Ben-Hur to become a champion chariot racer.

Fantastic Four star Toby Kebbell is tipped for the part of Messala, Ben-Hur's former friend-turned-rival.

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