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Confirmed: Russell Crowe in Negotiations for Aronofsky's 'Noah' Epic

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February 28, 2012
Source: Variety

Russell Crowe / Noah

Briefly: It has been confirmed via Variety that Oscar winning actor Russell Crowe is fully in negotiations to star in Darren Aronofsky's next film, the Biblical epic Noah. Paramount and New Regency are behind the project, being produced by Aronofsky and Protozoa Pictures partner Scott Franklin with Mary Parent. Aronofsky and Ari Handel wrote the screenplay, with a rewrite by John Logan. In Aronofsky's take on the Biblical tale, Noah (Crowe) is a man who loves Earth and all of its animal inhabitants, but has become disillusioned with the way humans have treated their planet. I hope Aronofsky pushes Crowe as much as he pushes all of his leads; this should be good. In related news, Darren is now on twitter at: @darrenaronofsky.

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  • Xerxexx
    I'm extremely exciting for this. I like the plot summary and hopefully it doesn't pander or browbeat the audience...or piss of militant atheist or religious nuts.  Crowe and Aronofsky will work well with each other.
    • Dangerous Don Danger
      Doesn't the plot summary already hint that they plan to pander to the environmental movement? The story of Noah is a religious story from a religious book - as nutty as it may be.
  • DAVIDPD
    Looks about right to me.
  • JM
    "Noah  is a man who loves Earth and all of its animal inhabitants, but has become disillusioned with the way humans have treated their planet..." In which century are their planning the story, because the impact of the humans on the planet in the era BC was....NONE
    • Lebowski
      Evan Almighty with more freaky sex between Noah and the animals, because that's how Aronofsky rolls. 
  • http://twitter.com/darktaxidermist Davide Coppola
    I still prefer the idea of Bale being Noah, but you can't have everything, right? :)
  • rockkicker
    i think its a great casting if all works out well, it has the makings of a great retelling.
  • Hollie9
    JM is right it was'nt about how bad humans treated the earth. It was the fact that God was angry at the wickedness of man. It would be a shame to take things out of context yet again!!!

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