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Russell Crowe accepts the call and takes the role of Noah for Darren Aronofsky

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Russell Crowe in natureRussell Crowe will play the lead in NOAH for Darren Aronofsky, according to an exclusive from Deadline.  It's official folks, and holy hell is that a cool thing to write.  Aronofsky had this to say during NOAH's pre-production:

”Since I was a kid, I have been moved and inspired by the story of Noah and his family’s journey.  The imaginations of countless generations have sparked to this epic story of faith. It is my hope that I can present a window into Noah’s passion and perseverance for the silver screen.”  The report by Deadline then makes the point that while Aronofsky's reported budget for NOAH is $130+ million, this should give little pause to a producer considering the fact that Aronofosky's own BLACK SWAN made $315 million worldwide off of a budget of $12 million.  To be fair, it did give pause for a while there, causing Aronofsky to have to craft a comic to adequately illustrate his vision.  But either way, that time is past now and NOAH is on the move.  

While Crowe's main antagonist remains yet uncast (Liam Neeson being the guy Aronofsky is hoping for), production is planned to set sail in July of this year for an intended 2013 release date. 

I think what I love most about this whole project is the fact that I really have no idea what to expect... and now that delicious mystery is going to bug me for over a year.  Damn.  First there was INCEPTION, then DRIVE, then PROMETHEUS, and now NOAH? I don't know if my poor heart can take much more of this anticipation...

Noah comic picture 1

Extra Tidbit: Why do people often put a "the" in front of BLACK SWAN? As in: "have you seen The Black Swan?"
Source: Deadline

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6:47PM on 03/21/2012
Incredible news! I really hope Aronofsky can get Neeson as well. Crowe, Neeson, and Aronofsky would be such a powerhouse team.
Incredible news! I really hope Aronofsky can get Neeson as well. Crowe, Neeson, and Aronofsky would be such a powerhouse team.
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1:27PM on 03/21/2012
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12:34PM on 03/21/2012
I'm automatically sold on anything Aronofsky does. He's one of those directors that's virtually guaranteed to turn out a good film when he's left to follow his own vision (which he's definitely earned the freedom to do). Can't wait to see which direction he takes this.
I'm automatically sold on anything Aronofsky does. He's one of those directors that's virtually guaranteed to turn out a good film when he's left to follow his own vision (which he's definitely earned the freedom to do). Can't wait to see which direction he takes this.
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11:14AM on 03/21/2012
This officially has no chance of being as good as Evan Almighty.
This officially has no chance of being as good as Evan Almighty.
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10:21AM on 03/21/2012
i'm an atheist. i'll only see it because Aronofsky is directing it.
i'm an atheist. i'll only see it because Aronofsky is directing it.
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6:27PM on 03/21/2012
I'm with you. Hopefully it will cover the logistics of feeding and waste disposal those eight people had to manage.
I'm with you. Hopefully it will cover the logistics of feeding and waste disposal those eight people had to manage.
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8:18AM on 03/21/2012
Its getting made then! I hope he uses some more of those organic special effects he had in The Fountain.
Its getting made then! I hope he uses some more of those organic special effects he had in The Fountain.
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7:29AM on 03/21/2012
I can't think of a better actor for the role, honestly. I've been disappointed with the last few Crowe movies and I hope that this puts him back on top.
I can't think of a better actor for the role, honestly. I've been disappointed with the last few Crowe movies and I hope that this puts him back on top.
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12:05PM on 03/21/2012
I might be the only person who really liked Robin Hood and sort of liked The Next Three Days(though it was completely absurd)...and I liked State of Play..So i have to respectfully disagree..the only problem with Crowe is that he has gotten fat over the years..Prob too much drinking
I might be the only person who really liked Robin Hood and sort of liked The Next Three Days(though it was completely absurd)...and I liked State of Play..So i have to respectfully disagree..the only problem with Crowe is that he has gotten fat over the years..Prob too much drinking
12:31PM on 03/21/2012
I mostly agree with AlmostFamous91, The Next Three Days and State of Play were pretty decent. Robin Hood was generic dreck, but Aronofsky will absolutely get the best out of Crowe.
I mostly agree with AlmostFamous91, The Next Three Days and State of Play were pretty decent. Robin Hood was generic dreck, but Aronofsky will absolutely get the best out of Crowe.
5:08PM on 03/21/2012
I guess what I am really saying is that while Robin Hood is serviceable it's the most non-descript "epic" and took all the fun out of the Robin Hood lore. As for "The Next Three Days" it was also perfectly entertaining, but it seemed so nondescript, too. Any actor could have played Russell Crowe's part. I expected more from a Crowe-Haggis pairing. State of Play was great, but worked much better as a multi-episode series.
I guess what I am really saying is that while Robin Hood is serviceable it's the most non-descript "epic" and took all the fun out of the Robin Hood lore. As for "The Next Three Days" it was also perfectly entertaining, but it seemed so nondescript, too. Any actor could have played Russell Crowe's part. I expected more from a Crowe-Haggis pairing. State of Play was great, but worked much better as a multi-episode series.
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