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April 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Paramount Pictures and New Regency Productions jointly announced today that Academy Award®-winner
Russell Crowe has been cast as Noah in Academy Award®-nominated director
Darren Aronofsky's feature film of the same name. Paramount will release the film on
March 28, 2014.
Said Aronofsky, "I'd like to thank 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."
NOAH is a close adaptation of the Biblical story of Noah's Ark. In a world ravaged by human sin, Noah is given a divine mission: to build an Ark to save creation from the coming flood. The screenplay was written by Aronofsky and
Ari Handel and revised by Academy Award®-nominated screenwriter
John Logan (GLADIATOR, HUGO).
Scott Franklin and Aronofsky of Protozoa Pictures, along with
Mary Parent of Disruption Entertainment, will produce the film. The film will be executive produced by
Ari Handel (BLACK SWAN),
Arnon Milchan of New Regency and
Chris Brigham (INCEPTION, ARGO).
The movie will begin shooting this July in
Crowe is repped by WME.
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