Earlier this week, we reported that Sir Anthony Hopkins joined the cast of Darren Aronofsky’s adaptation of the biblical story Noah’s Ark. Now, Aronofsky has given a first look at the set.
He tweeted a picture with the text, ‘I dreamt about this since I was 13. And now it’s a reality. Genesis 6:14.’
For those that haven’t memorized their scripture, Genesis 6:14 reads, ‘So make yourself an ark of cypress wood; make rooms in it and coat it with pitch inside and out’ (NIV).
Also in the cast are actors Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Emma Watson and Logan Lerman. For more details, see the announcement we posted previously.
This set is a dream come true for Aronofsky. What do you think of it?
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While 2007 brought us Steve Carell’s hilarious modern day portrayal of the biblical tale Noah’s Ark in Evan Almighty, 2014 promises a more classic retelling of the story. Darren Aronofsky, the director of Requiem for a Dream and Black Swan, co-wrote the script for Noah with John Logan and the film is set for a March 2014 release.
The cast will include Russell Crowe as Noah and pair him once again with his A Beautiful Mind co-star Jennifer Connelly who will be playing Naameh, Noah’s wife. Logan Lerman and Douglas Booth will be playing Shem and Ham, two of Noah’s three sons. Emma Watson is also attached to the project, playing Ila, which I’m guessing is going to be the wife of one of the sons.
There’s not much information on the project yet, but it broke into the news this week with the announcement that Sir Anthony Hopkins has joined the cast as Noah’s grandfather Methuselah, the 969 year old man who’s death causes God to delay the flood in mourning.
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