The only thing anyone knows about Methusaleh is that he’s the oldest person in the Bible, dying at the age of 969. However he kicked the bucket just days before the Great Flood, and so will be making an appearance in Darren Aronofsky’s Noah, in the form of Anthony Hopkins.
Aronofsky announced the news himself on Twitter, saying, “I’m honored to be working with the great sir Anthony Hopkins. We just added him to the stellar cast of #Noah. #methuselahlives.”
Quite what he’ll do in Noah is anyone’s guess, as in the Bible he’s only mentioned once and it only says how old he was, however traditionally he’s been the grandfather of Noah and was told by Enoch of the coming flood. God even delays the start of the flood due to seven days of mourning for the ancient Methuselah.
Russell Crowe will play the title role in Noah, starring alongside Saoirse Ronan, Douglas Booth, Logan Lerman, Ray Winstone, and Emma Watson.