Morgan Freeman Rocks Dreadlocks in 'Ben-Hur' Trailer

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Morgan Freeman pictured with hair styled in dreadlocks in “Ben-Hur”

‘Ben-Hur’ Trailer: Morgan Freeman Has Hair Styled in Dreadlocks

Morgan Freeman has taken on many characters and costumes during his versatile career, but this is one look fans are not used to seeing!

The Academy Award winner sports long dreadlocks in the just-released trailer for the Timur Bekmambetov-directed historical drama “Ben-Hur.”

In the film — based on Messala (Toby Kebbell) falsely accusing his adopted brother Prince Judah Ben-Hur (Jack Huston) of treason — Freeman plays Sheik Ilderim, who trains the star to become a charioteer to avenge his brother.

The epic story, based on Lew Wallace’s novel, “Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ,” hits theaters on Aug. 12.

Morgan Freeman: Comedy Ahead in ‘Cold Warriors’

Freeman will appear next in the spy-comedy “Cold Warriors,” it was announced last year. The movie is described as “Taken” meets “Get Smart.” Too long in the tooth to get back into the field, Morgan’s retired CIA agent character recruits his video game programmer stepson to help him complete a Cold War mission in the forthcoming movie.

And there’s no shortage of other work in the pipeline for the Oscar winner. Freeman is attached to four other films, including “Down to a Sunless Sea” and “Going in Style.”

Presently, Freeman can be seen opposite Gerard Butler and  Aaron Eckhart in “London Has Fallen,” the sequel to “Olympus Has Fallen.” Only this time, there’s a new director on board, Babak Najafi, taking over for Antoine Fuqua. “London Has Fallen” is in theaters now.