Russell Crowe will bring his manly charisma to bear as Noah in an upcoming film about the Biblical story. Now, courtesy of USA Today, we get our first glimpse of Crowe in the title role.
Noah, which will hit theaters in March of 2014 (so after the impending apocalypse. Great.), is being helmed by Darren Aronofsky (The Wrestler, Black Swan) and was written by John Logan, who worked with Crowe in the past on Gladiator. Aronofsky is taking liberties with the story (is that allowed?), turning Noah into a “radical reimagining.” There’s not much happening in Crowe’s Noah picture, but he’s presumably looking over his shoulder as a giant flood (or flood of zombies, per the “radical reimagining” suggestion) engulfs the world.
It’s currently being filmed in Iceland, and it also features Jennifer Connelly as Noah’s wife Naameh, Emma Watson as Ila (friend to Noah’s son Shem), and Anthony Hopkins as the older-than-dirt grandfather Methuselah. Ray Winstone will also star as a to-be-named villain.