Crowe to play Noah

April 23, 2012 by  
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Australian actor will star as Noah in a movie to be made this year by Arnon Milchin’s New Regency Productions.

Russell Crowe pic: Hugh Macknight/PA Wire

According to the book “Confidential”, Hollywood legend producer Milchin is an Israeli whose background more than emulates the life of James Bond and who was responsible for obtaining many of the components Israel required in its early years to develop its military defences.

Paramount Pictures will release “Noah” in the US in March 2014

Paramount Pictures and New Regency Productions jointly announced today that Academy Award®-winner Russell Crowe has been cast as Noah in Academy Award®-nominated director Darren Aronofsky’s feature film of the same name.

Said Aronofsky, “I’d like to thank Paramount and Regency for backing my team’s work to breathe new life into the biblical epic. I rejoice that Russell Crowe will be by my side on this adventure. It’s his immense talent that helps me to sleep at night. I look forward to being wowed by him every day.”

NOAH is a close adaptation of the Biblical story of Noah’s Ark.  In a world ravaged by human sin, Noah is given a divine mission: to build an Ark to save creation from the coming flood. The screenplay was written by Aronofsky and Ari Handel and revised by Academy Award®-nominated screenwriter John Logan (GLADIATOR, HUGO).

Scott Franklin and Aronofsky of Protozoa Pictures, along with Mary Parent of Disruption Entertainment, will produce the film. The film will be executive produced by Ari Handel (BLACK SWAN), Arnon Milchan of New Regency and Chris Brigham (INCEPTION, ARGO).

The movie will begin shooting this July in Iceland and New York.


One Response to “Crowe to play Noah”
  1. Steve says:

    ‘Confidential’, the book on Arnon Milchan is fantastic! Just stunning material. Of course, Milchan gave Russell Crowe his breakthrough roll in L.A. Confidential back in the id 90’s, so the two know each other well. Only natural that they will work together again. Crowe will make a great Noah.

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