Nick Nolte Has a Biblically Epic Role in Darren Aronofsky's 'Noah'

January 14, 2014
Source: Twitter

Nick Nolte

The cast for Darren Aronofsky's Biblical tale Noah is already impressive with Russell Crowe taking the lead as the man tasked with building an ark to survive a great flood, along with Jennifer Connelly, Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Anthony Hopkins and Ray Winstone to give them some trouble. Now one more talent has been added to the roster, and his role is truly an epic one. Aronofsky posted on Twitter this morning that Nick Nolte would be playing Samyaza, one of the Nephilim creatures, said to be “eleven-foot-tall fallen angels with six arms and no wings.” But isn't that the role that went to Mark Margolis?

Here's the photo Darren Aronofsky posted on Twitter with Nick Nolte looking a little disheveled:

Now here's a photo that Aronofsky also posted of Margolis on set back in 2012:

The role of Samyaza was indeed the one Margolis (who has been in every Aronofsky film) was said to have in Aronofsky's film, but there's a chance that both actors could have the role. Since Margolis was on set during filming, maybe he did the motion-capture work and Nolte is adding his grizzled voice in post-production. After all, in the photo, Nolte is in a sound studio with footage from Noah on a screening behind him, so he was doing some sort of voice recording. Either way, it's cool that Nolte has been brought on board the film as we eagerly await seeing what Aronofsky does with a film of this scale when it arrives on March 28th.

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Not the most religious fellow, very mellow about that being said I am very excited for this. Aronofsky knows his stuff and despite some hate and some immature peoples and some well deserved critical backlash as every good film has (fingers crossed) this maybe one of his best films. Hopefully it has visuals like The Fountain.

Xerxexx on Jan 14, 2014


He looks positively thrilled.

OfficialJab on Jan 14, 2014


That's the most flattering photo I've seen of him recently.

cobrazombie on Jan 15, 2014


I really did not think they would address the Nephilim. Interesting.

Cal J. on Jan 15, 2014

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