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‘GH’ and ‘Homeland’ Actress Nazanin Boniadi Cast as Female Lead in ‘Ben-Hur’ Remake

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, who portrayed Fara Sherazi on Showtimes “Homeland” during its third and fourth seasons, has been cast as the lead in the -directed remake of “” for MGM and Paramount Pictures, reports Deadline. The actress previously portrayed the role of Leyla Mir on ABC’s “” and SOAPnet’s “: Night Shift.”

In “Ben-Hur,” Boniadi will portray Esther opposite , who will play the title character. The film is a remake of the 1959 film starring .

In addition to her “GH” role, Boniadi also appeared in episodes of ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy” and “,” along with CBS’ “.”

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