USA Today posted the spoiler-free image, which shows a disheveled Crowe looking far less wizened than we would have expect of the man who built the arc. Still, the photo gives us a decent idea of what we can expect of the production style of the film, which looks to be a gritty take on the classic story.
In other “Noah” news, Paramount Pictures has announced that Mark Margolis — best known as Hector Salamanca on “Breaking Bad” — has joined the cast of the movie. No word yet on who he’ll be playing, but it will likely be something special considering he’s worked on every single one of Aronofsky’s previous films. Who knows, maybe he’ll even be portraying God!
“Noah” already has an esteemed cast in addition to Crowe and Margolis. Young Hollywood stars Emma Watson, Douglas Booth and Logan Lerman have all joined the project, while Jennifer Connelly has come on board as Noah’s wife and Anthony Hopkins is playing Methuselah. Meanwhile, it’s still unconfirmed whether Ray Winstone will take the role of the movie’s villain or not.
Aronofsky’s “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 later revised by “Gladiator” screenwriter John Logan. The movie is due in theaters on March 18, 2014 and is currently filming in Iceland.