Russell Crowe likely to Launch Ship as Noah in Aronofsky Biblical Epic

Russell Crowe likely to Launch Ship as Noah in Aronofsky Biblical Epic February 2, 2012

Does this man look like the Biblical Noah to you? Deadline is reporting that Darren Aronofsky, who flirted with Oscars last year for his Natalie Portman ballet movie “Black Swan” is close to signing Russell Crowe as the title character in his movie based on the Biblical Noah.

The movie is rumored to be dark and comic-bookish in tone, not a traditional Biblical epic from the 1950s.

From Aronofsky? Of course. “Black Swan” wasn’t exactly “The Nutcracker,” after all.

Deadline also reports that Liam Neeson is in talks for another role.

*Russell Crowe photo from MySpace

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  • Sean

    Rebecca, I have read on other sites that there are many biblical movies in the works; do you happen to have a complete list? Some of the ones I have read about look pretty interesting.

  • Rebecca Cusey

    There are quite a few.
    Aronofsky is working on Noah, here.
    Scott Derrickson is doing an action film about David and Goliath.
    Spielberg is working on Moses.
    Anne Rice’s “Christ the Lord” is in the works.
    And Mel Gibson is working on a Maccabees project.
    Plus, Mark Burnett and Roma Downey are working on a project acting out the Bible for the History channel.

    Did I miss any?

  • Sean

    Well, I was going to add Paradise Lost with Bradley Cooper, but it looks like the project has been scrapped due to budget issues. That’s a real shame, as it looked to be truly epic.

    Keep up the good work on this site, it’s a good read.

  • Rebecca Cusey

    Thanks, Sean.

    I just blogged on Paradise Lost. It is too bad. What I’ve read of the poem, I love. (But I’ll not claim to have read all of it or even close)