Saoirse Ronan & Jennifer Connelly Set Sail with Aronofsky's 'Noah'?
There had been rumors about Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Connelly re-teaming with director Darren Aronofsky on Noah, his biblical epic with Russell Crowe in the lead role. But THR recently sat down with Paramount Film Group President Adam Goodman to talk about the studio's upcoming slate of films, and Goodman not only confirmed Connelly's involvement, but also said that Hanna star Saoirse Ronan has joined the cast as well. This project sounds like it has the potential to rival Cecil B. DeMille's The Ten Commandments, another classic Bible story starring some of the best actors of its time. Read on!
Here's what Goodman told THR:
“It will be a big, robust production and will have tremendous scale. It’s the perfect combination of casting [Russell Crowe, Saoirse Ronan and Jennifer Connelly] and a remarkable adventure. This isn’t what you think of when you think of Darren, but it will be very true to him as a filmmaker. It will be PG-13 and will likely cost around $125 million.”
Because there are brackets in that quote, there's still the slight possibility that THR could have misread something and that this casting announcement is incorrect, but it sounds legit to me. It's pretty likely that these ladies will be playing Noah's wife and daughter, respectively, but we'll let you know when we find out more information. Both of these women are excellent actresses, and I can't wait to see what Aronofsky has in store for us with this massive story he plans to tell. The busy filmmaker is already shopping around a movie based on the life of George Washington that he referred to as a "raw portrait of a man becoming an American," which should come right after the biblical epic which sails into theaters on March 28th, 2014.