For as long as Darren Aronofsky's Noah has been in the casting stage, which began when Russell Crowe signed on to star, we've heard whispers about the Oscar-nominated director wanting Jennifer Connelly to play his female lead. While performers such as Ray Winstone, Emma Watson, Logan Lerman and Douglas Booth have signed on to the movie since, Connelly has remained a question mark in connection to the film. Today the fog has begun to clear.

Variety has word that Jennifer Connelly is now in negotiations to star in Noah. Based on the biblical story, the movie will follow the titular character as he becomes "disillusioned with the way humans have treated their planet." Should she choose to sign on Connelly will play Noah's wife. Winstone will play the film's villain, Lerman and Booth will play Noah's sons, and Watson will play Booth's love interest.

The movie would be an interesting double reunion for actress. In 2000 she put on one of the greatest performances of her career in Aronofsky's disturbing drug drama Requiem for a Dream, and one year later she starred alongside Crowe in Ron Howard's A Beautiful Mind (a turn that won her the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress). She will next be seen in the dramedy Writers, which was written and directed by Josh Boone, and, coincidentally, that film also happens to star Logan Lerman. I think the universe is telling her to be in Noah.

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