First Good Look: Russell Crowe as Noah in Aronofsky's Epic 'Noah'
"I dreamt about this since I was 13. And now it's a reality. Genesis 6:14." That was one of director Darren Aronofsky's recent tweets while finally putting together a set for his over-$100-million epic production of Noah, starring Russell Crowe as the biblical bearded hero Noah. Our friends at USA Today got the first look at Crowe, and it's a close-up of the actor's face lookin' quite rough already. But there's not much else to see. This is our very first look at anyone in Noah, beyond that we've only seen the set being constructed in Aronofsky tweets, but I'm patiently waiting for good shots like this to feature when they arrive. Check it out!
In Darren 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. Paramount/New Regency are behind the project, being produced by Aronofsky & Protozoa Pictures partner Scott Franklin with Mary Parent. Aronofsky & Ari Handel wrote the script, with a rewrite by John Logan. The cast includes Emma Watson, Logan Lerman, Jennifer Connelly and Anthony Hopkins. Crowe recently tweets: "I'm living on a vast plain of volcanic ash in the lee of a volcanic glacier. The commute to work is a hike up a mountain."