Darren Aronofsky’s epic project of Noah’s ark is currently being shot and the production team has released a picture of the star Russell Crowe, as Noah.
The movie is “a close adaptation of the Biblical story of Noah’s Ark, in which the titular Noah is given a divine mission of building an ark to save creation from the impending flood.”
Noah was written by John Logan (Gladiator, The Aviator, Hugo and many more) and Aronofsky himself, which is not a traditional retelling of the biblical Noah story but a radical change, complete with giant angels called ‘Watchers’.
Cast member joining Crowe in the film are Jennifer Connelly as Noah’s wife, Naameh, Ray Winstone as Noah’s archenemy Tubal-Cain, Emma Watson as Noah’s adopted daughter, Ila, and Douglas Booth and Logan Lerman as his sons, Shem and Ham. Anthony Hopkins plays Noah’s ageless grandfather Methuselah. Dakota Goyo, Kevin Durand and Marton Csokas also co-star.
Noah opens on March 28, 2014.