Russell Crowe May Be Darren Aronofsky's Noah

By Eric Eisenberg 2012-02-28 14:44:09discussion comments
Russell Crowe May Be Darren Aronofsky's Noah image
Russell Crowe is no stranger to the seas. In 2003 the Oscar winning actor portrayed Capt. Jack Aubrey in Peter Weir's heralded Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World. Now it looks like he'll be captaining yet another boat, only this time it will be for director Darren Aronofsky and will be a bit more...biblical.

According to Variety, Crowe has officially entered talks to star in Noah, Aronofsky's epic take on the famous Noah's Ark story. It was previously rumored that Aronofsky wanted Christian Bale for the title role, however, that didn't work out. Crowe's name first entered this mix earlier this month when it was reported that the director was looking at both the Gladiator star and Liam Neeson. Should the deal go through, Crowe and Aronofsky will begin work on the film this summer.

The project is being co-financed by Paramount and New Regency. Aronofsky and Ari Handel wrote the initial drafts of the script together and John Logan, who had a big year in 2011 writing the scripts for Rango, Hugo and Coriolanus, is credited with a rewrite. Crowe will next be seen in either Tom Hooper's Les Miserables or RZA's The Man With The Iron Fist (the latter film doesn't have a release date yet), but next year he is set to be in Zack Snyder's Man of Steel and Allen Hughes' Broken City.

So allow me to put it to you, our lovely readers. Is Crowe the right actor to play Noah in Aronofsky's epic? If not, who would you have preferred? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.
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