Darren Aronofsky has wanted to make a biblical epic about Noah for years, but it’s only recently he’s secured funding to make it a reality. First he wanted Christian Bale in the lead role, but he was too busy, and then more recently Aronofsky’s eye fell on Russell Crowe.
At the time it wasn’t known what Crowe thought of this, but now Variety reports Russell’s officially in negotiations to portray the title character in this revisionist take on the classic story, which is rumoured to be quite tough and may even get a R-rating.
Darren Aronofsky is directing Noah from a script he co-wrote with Ari Handel. John Logan (Hugo) performed the latest rewrite.
The hope is to start shooting in July for release in 2013.