Emma Watson In Talks To Join Darren Aronofsky's Noah

Emma Watson as Hermione in Harry Potter
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Darren Aronofsky has been trying to make his version of the biblical tale of Noah for years now, and is finally getting it done. After finding financing from Paramount and New Regency, the project's wheels finally began to spin and the director was even successfully able to nab Russell Crowe as his star. But now, after a few months of waiting things seem to be really in motion as just days after the signing of Logan Lerman and Douglas Booth, Noah has found one of its female leads.

Deadline reports that Emma Watson, best known for her work in the Harry Potter franchise, is currently in talks for a part in the upcoming biblical epic. Should things work out and she signs the dotted line, Watson will play Ila, a young woman who falls in love with Shem, the son of Noah set to be played by Booth. As previously reported, there is still talk that Jennifer Connelly could play Noah's wife in the movie - after starring for Aronofsky in Requiem For A Dream - and the hunt is still on to find someone to play Noah's nemesis (there was once talk of Liam Neeson taking the part, but it seems that things will not be working out that way. The classic tale, of course, tells the story of a man who is told by god to build a giant ship so that he, his family, and two of every animal can survive a flood meant to wipe out humanity.

Watson has been busy as of late, having recently completed work on Sophia Coppola's Bling Ring, and begun filming her part in Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's The End of the World. She will next be seen in the highly-anticipated adaptation of The Perks of Being A Wallflower and will soon start work on the biopic Your Voice In My Head.

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