Darren Aronofsky's 'Noah' Gets Green Light, Russell Crowe Confirmed As Lead

After months of speculation, Darren Aronofsky's Bible epic, Noah, has been greenlit. Not only that, Russell Crowe is confirmed to star in the title role.

Deadline announced yesterday evening that a formal announcement will be forthcoming from Paramount next week, but shooting will begin in July.
With Crowe now on board and the movie been given the go ahead, focus is now being turned toward the antagonist role, which has had Liam Neeson's name attached for a while now.
Considered his dream project, Aronofsky has said that his movie will downplay the religious aspect of the story somewhat. He hopes to create Noah as an "event film."
Crowe seems like a solid choice, given his previous roles in period films such as Gladiator, Robin Hood and Master and Commander. He won an Oscar for A Beautiful Mind and also gave strong performances in 3:10 to Yuma, L.A. Confidential, Cinderella Man and The Insider, to name a few.
No release date has been given for Noah, but we can expect to see it sometime in 2013 at the earliest. For now, are you excited to see what Aronofsky and Crowe can come up with?
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