Russell Crowe Is Going To Build An Ark For Darren Aronofsky and Paramount
Russell Crowe and Paramount are done talking, and they have agreed to deal for Crowe the play the title character in Darren Aronofsky's biblical tale Noah, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He is the only actor to be cast in the movie so far.
Christian Bale and Michael Fassbender were also rumored to be in the running for the role of Noah, but Deadline wrote back in February that Aronofsky had his eyes on Crowe to play the title character. The publication also wrote that Aronofsky wanted Liam Neeson for the movie as well. It is unknown what role Neeson will play, if true.
Besides Neeson, Jennifer Connelly and Saorise Ronan are also rumored to be circling the movie. Supposedly, Connelly is being considered to play Noah's wife Naamen, and Ronan for an unknown role. So far, there's nothing official on that front.
Written by Aronofsky, Ari Handel and John Logan, Noah is described as a gritty retelling of the biblical tale where the title character is told by God to build an ark so that his family and the animals can survive the impending flood.
Noah is being distributed by Paramount Pictures and is scheduled to go into production this summer for a March 28, 2014 release.
Crowe is currently filming the drama/musical Les Miserables with Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway. He is playing the character Inspector Javert in the movie. Les Miserables is coming to theaters this December.