<strong>Nazanin Boniadi</strong>, who portrayed Fara Sherazi on Showtimes "Homeland" during its third and fourth seasons, has been cast as the lead in the <strong>Timur Bekmambetov</strong>-directed remake of "Ben-Hur" for MGM and Paramount Pictures, reports <em>Deadline</em>. The actress previously portrayed the role of Leyla Mir on ABC's "General Hospital" and SOAPnet's "General Hospital: Night Shift."