There’s no confirmation yet, no deal is officially signed yet, but TheTrackingBoard said that Jennifer Connelly might reteam with her Requiem For A Dream director Darren Aronofsky on the epic ambitious biblical project, NOAH, starring Russell Crowe as the title character, if all goes well, Connelly would play Noah’s wife, Naameh, studio is said to also want Saoirse Ronan be part of the cast..
NOAH, will be released by Paramount on March 28, 2014.
Scripted by Aronofsky and Ari Handel, rewritten by John Logan (Gladiator), Aronofsky previously said that this will be his ‘big event film’ and that he doesn’t necessarily feel it’s a religious story..
“I think it’s a great fable that’s part of so many different religions and spiritual practices. I just think it’s a great story that’s never been on film.”
The following is Aronofsky’s comment..
“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’s my hope that I can present a window into Noah’s passion and perseverance for the silver screen,”
Here’s how Aronofsky previously described this character and he’s not planning to be shy in the storytelling approach..
[He was the] first environmentalist. [The] first person to plant vineyards, drink wine and get drunk. I was stunned going back and realizing how dirty some of those stories are. They’re not PG in any way. They’re all about sleeping with your brother’s sister who gives you a child who you don’t know. That kind of stuff got censored out of our religious upbringing.