Let’s take a first look at Noah, an upcoming film directed by Darren Aronofsky and written by Aronofsky and Ari Handel. Starring Russell Crowe, Anthony Hopkins, Emma Watson, Jennifer Connelly, Douglas Booth, Logan Lerman, and Ray Winstone, the film is based on the story of Noah’s Ark and is set to be released in theaters on March 28, 2014
Aronofsky first discussed Noah with The Guardian in April 2007, telling the paper that the figure of Noah had fascinated him since he was thirteen years old. Aronofsky explained that he saw Noah as “a dark, complicated character” who experiences “real survivor’s guilt” after the flood.
Aronofsky had previously offered the role of Noah to Christian Bale and Michael Fassbender, both of whom declined. Dakota Fanning was originally cast in the role of Ila, but departed due to a scheduling conflict. Julianne Moore was also considered for the role of Naameh.
Liam Neeson, Liev Schreiber and Val Kilmer were also considered for the part of Tubal-cain, but Aronofsky reportedly wanted an actor “with the grit and size to be convincing as he goes head-to-head against Crowe’s Noah character”.
Noah opens in cinemas March 2014
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