As Darren Aronofsky gears up to start shooting his biblical epic Noah next month, he continues to assemble one heck of an intriguing cast. We already know that Russell Crowe will take on the title role with Ray Winstone, Logan Lerman, Douglas Booth and Emma Watson also part of the cast.
Variety now reports that Jennifer Connelly is in talks to reunite with her Requiem for a Dream director. The actress would take on the role of Naamah, Noah’s wife and as you may remember from 2001′s A Beautiful Mind, it wouldn’t be the first time she plays Crowe’s wife. Julianne Moore was also reportedly in the running for the role but it looks like she lost out.
The film will, according to Aronofsky, be a close adaptation of the story of Noah’s Ark. In the book of Genesis, God wants to punish mankind for its wickedness but chooses one man, Noah to build an ark and preserve his creation. When Noah completes the ark and is safe and sound on board along with his family and the world’s animals, God sends the Great Flood that wipes out the rest of humanity.
Noah will hit theaters on March 28, 2014.
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