Not too long ago it was reported that director Darren Aronofsky was looking at Russell Crowe to play Noah in his take on the biblical tale of Noah’s Ark, which was followed by Crowe himself expressing interest in taking the role on.
Now comes word that Crowe has entered into more official negotiations to join the cast of the movie—simply called Noah, for the time being—in the title role.
In this day and age, one shouldn’t be all that shocked when news happens to break over Twitter.
After it was revealed that the pair of Liam Neeson and Russell Crowe were looking at joining the upcoming Darren Aronofsky epic, Noah, the latter decided to take to the social networking juggernaut to confirm these rumors.
A movie about the story of Noah and his ark from Requiem for a Dream and Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky has been floating around out there for a while now, but it’s been taking its time getting moving forward.
Nothing is official as of yet, but Aronofsky has shared who he would like to cast in his movie, which is simply titled Noah. According to sources, the director wants to bring in none other than Russell Crowe to play Noah in the biblical epic.
Aronofsky also wants to acquire the talents of The Grey star Liam Neeson for another role in the movie.
Ever since MGM announced several years back that they were putting a remake of the 1987 sci-fi action classic RoboCop into production not much progress has been made, which fans of the original film would see as a blessing. For a time Darren Aronofsky (The Fountain) was attached to direct the remake, but he moved on to other things. Most recently Brazilian filmmaker Jose Padilha (Elite Squad) was handed the reins of the RoboCop redux, and the director gave an interview to Comic Book Movie about his plans for the remake and what he hopes to accomplish by taking on a beloved genre film.
As strange as it was to think that Darren Aronofsky””director behind indie hits like Requiem For A Dream, The Wrestler, and Black Swan“”was going to direct a sequel to X–Men Origins: Wolverine, it was still pretty intriguing to think about. But alas, Aronofsky eventually had to drop out of the project due to personal reasons, leaving the job open for another…but would they be similar to the departing Aronofsky or someone more suited to the comic book/action genre a Wolverine movie would play in?