"Noah's Ark," a familiar Biblical story known around the globe, is about to get the Hollywood treatment. Famed director Darren Aronofsky is bringing the tale to the big screen. Actor Russell Crowe, who has starred in films such as "Gladiator" and "Cinderella Man," will play the lead role, as details about the project are beginning to come into the open.
Paramount Pictures will begin production on the film this July in Iceland and New York and it will be released in theaters on March 28, 2014. Aronofsky most recently directed the critically-acclaimed film, "Black Swan."
"I’d like to thank Paramount and Regency for backing my team's work to breathe new life into the biblical epic," Aronofsky said in a statement about the film. "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."
As The Huffington Post notes, Crowe's involvement in the project was originally leaked to media back in February. The actor subsequently confirmed his interest in the project on Twitter.
Also, some are speculating that action star Liam Neeson, who sparked headlines earlier this year after discussing a potential conversion from Catholicism to Islam, will also appear in the film.
(H/T: Huffington Post)