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Russell Crowe to Board the Ark

Academy Award winner to play Noah in Darren Aronofsky's film of the same name

Paramount Pictures and New Regency Productions announced Sunday that Russell Crowe has been cast as Noah in Darren Aronofsky's feature film of the same name, to be released March 28. 2014.

In a press release, Aronofsky thanked Paramount and Regency "for backing my team's work to breathe new life into the biblical epic. I rejoice that Russell Crowe will be by my side on this adventure. It's his immense talent that helps me to sleep at night. I look forward to being wowed by him every day."

The filmmakers promise "a close adaptation of the biblical story of Noah's Ark." The screenplay was written by Aronofsky and Ari Handel, and revised by John Logan (Gladiator, Hugo.)

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