Earlier this month we heard that Darren Aronofsky was eyeing Russell Crowe to lead his big screen adaptation of the Noah’s Ark story, and now according to Variety Crowe is officially in negotiations to play the title character.
If Crowe ends up play Noah it’ll be another iconic role to add to his list, which already includes Maximus in Gladiator, Robin Hood, and Jor-El in Man of Steel which will be out next year. Liam Neeson was also said to be eyed for a role, but nothing further has been reported on whether he’s in negotiations also.
Below is a French trailer for the graphic novel released last year which gives us an idea of what to expect:
Last year Aronofsky said:
“Since I was a kid, I have been moved and inspired by the story of Noah and his family’s journey. The imaginations of countless generations have sparked to this epic story of faith. It’s my hope that I can present a window into Noah’s passion and perseverance for the silver screen”.
Academy Award nominated screenwriter John Logan (Gladiator, The Aviator) is re-writing the script and the aim is to begin production this July.