Aronofsky Casts Logan Lerman and Douglas Booth as Sons of 'Noah'
Now that Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky is getting ready to set sail with his Biblical epic Noah, it's time to firm up the cast for the film that won't hit theaters until 2014. Russell Crowe is already set to play the title character charged with building an ark to survive an apocalyptic flood with Saorise Ronan (Hanna) and Jennifer Connelly (who worked with Aronofsky on Requiem for a Dream and Crowe on A Beautiful Mind) taking unknown roles. Now Deadline has word Douglas Booth (from the forthcoming new take on Romeo & Juliet with Hailee Steinfeld) and Logan Lerman (Percy Jackson) will play Noah's sons. Read on!
Booth will play the younger son Shem while Lerman (who we just caught in the promising trailer for The Perks of Being a Wallflower) is playing the elder sibling Ham. Deadline says Noah's wife still has to be cast, but that's the role that Connelly was mentioned for by Paramount Film Group President Adam Goodman back in April. In addition, there's a love interest for Noah's older son, but that likely is the role Ronan would take. Meanwhile, the villain of the film still has to be cast. Liam Neeson was once mentioned for the role, but that's no longer a possibility. Likely another casting update is coming soon so stay tuned.