Aronofsky wants Russell Crowe to star in Noah

On my signal, unleash the flood

Russell Crowe is in talks to play the titular character in, Noah, the epic Biblical tale of Noah's Ark attemping to withstand the mighty flood.

The film has been on Oscar-nominated director Darren Aronofsky's mind for some time and it's understood Crowe is his first choice for Noah, with Liam Neeson also high on the list for a rumoured villain.

Aronofsky's film will see Noah, a man who adores Earth's animals and land, at a loss at the ways other humans are damaging the planet. There's no word on when the script will be set, though there have been rumours of a sci-fi element to it (styled off The Fountain perhaps?)

Aronofsky originally wrote the script with Ari Handel before John Logan performed a rewrite on it.

Filming details seem to point to Crowe and Aronosky boarding the Ark in July if everything goes to plan.
 

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