Russell Crowe is set to play Noah in a film by Darren Aronofsky, whose recent successes include The Wrestler and Black Swan.
First look at Crowe as Noah here. Should be an interesting take, though I doubt that the evangelical marketing machine will get behind this one. According to the LA Times,
Be warned, though: Aronofsky’s Noah might be a bit different from the bearded boat-builder most remember from the Bible. Aronofsky told us back then that he sees Noah as the “first environmentalist,” a man tormented by survivor’s guilt after living through the flood.
Not at all shocking that a Hollywood account would take a ‘green’ twist. After all, environmentalism is the closest many come to any kind of faith now. At least this means it will look nothing like this: