Oscar-nominated director Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan) only began shooting his latest film Noah a few weeks ago, but now we already have our first peek at leading man Russell Crowe‘s new look for the film, thanks to USA Today.
In the film, an adaptation of the biblical story of Genesis, Crowe will play the titular character as he’s warned of a great flood by the divine and tasked with building a vessel to protect the earth’s animals, and his family, from a disaster meant to wipe out the rest of the sinful world.
The film boasts an impressive cast and will feature Jennifer Connelly as Noah’s wife, Naameh; Anthony Hopkins as Methuselah; Emma Watson as Noah’s daughter, Ila; Ray Winstone as antagonist Tubal-Cain; and Douglas Booth and Logan Lerman as his sons, Shem and Ham.
Sources indicate that this will not be the same story that many of us heard in Sunday school, but instead an epic retelling of it. Last month we reported that the film would be much closer in style to the graphic novel written by Aronofsky, that it would feature Noah as a “Mad Max-style warrior”, and its setting much more science fiction and supernatural.
Scheduled to hit theaters on March 28, 2014 we still have a long way to go, and many more set images to peek at, before we see if the reports are true.
What do you think of Russell Crowe‘s look for the film? Does he sell the part and are you excited for Noah?