Russell Crowe Being Lined Up to Build an Ark for Aronofsky's 'Noah'
Though Christian Bale was the last actor rumored to take the title role in Darren Aronofsky's Biblical epic Noah, the actor never officially became involved. However, as the project moves closer to production, it sounds like casting is finally underway. Deadline has word that Aronofsky has Russell Crowe in mind to play the drunk tasked with building an ark to save the world's creatures from a massive flood. In addition, apparently the director is also looking to snag Liam Neeson for another unknown role. This would mark the first time either actor has worked with Aronofsky, and that sounds like quite the fantastic prospect.
The role for Neeson could very well be the big villain part that was talked about recently, but we don't know much about any of the other roles beyond Noah and the antagonist. Having Crowe face off against Neeson would be quite the match-up and thanks to Clash of the Titans and Gladiator, we know that each of them looks great with a beard. As of now nothing is official, but apparently signs are pointing to a deal being closed for at least Crowe very soon. If that's the case, it sounds like Aronofsky's passion project will finally set sail. Is there a chance Crowe will use the ark as part of his infamous TV show from "South Park"?