Anthony Hopkins to Play Methuselah in Darren Aronofsky's Epic 'Noah'
Usually news comes from the entertainment papers, but every now and then we get an update straight from the horse's mouth. This time it's director Darren Aronofsky who took to Twitter to give us a casting update on his Biblical epic Noah starring Russell Crowe. The supporting cast has already been filled out with the likes of Jennifer Connelly as Noah's wife and Douglas Booth and Logan Lerman as his children, not to mention Emma Watson and Ray Winstone with substantial roles as well. Now Aronofsky has landed Anthony Hopkins to play Metheselah, Noah's grandfather who dies seven days before the great flood.
According to Wikipedia, Metheselah is the oldest person in the Bible whose age is actually mentioned in the text, coming in at 969-years old at the time of his death. In fact, it's said that God delayed the epic flood because of the seven days of mourning in honor of the long-living Methuselah. Aronofsky simply said of Hopkins' casting, "I'm honored to be working with the great Sir Anthony Hopkins. We just added him to the stellar cast of #Noah; #MethusalahLives." Hopkins has been playing plenty of iconic names lately from Alfred Hitchcock (see the first look photo right here) to Oden, father of Thor, and this is another great one.