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Darren Aronofsky Finds His Cain & Abel For 'Noah'

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist July 30, 2012 at 2:22PM

With production gearing up on Darren Aronofsky's massive "Noah," he continues to pad out his already impressive cast with more Biblical characters to help tell the tale of the man who built the Ark. Now, two famous siblings from Genesis will be making an appearance.
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Cain and Abel

With production gearing up on Darren Aronofsky's massive "Noah," he continues to pad out his already impressive cast with more Biblical characters to help tell the tale of the man who built the Ark. Now, two famous siblings from Genesis will be making an appearance.

The director has cast the largely unknown Icelandic actors Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson ("Reykjavik-Rotterdam") and Arnar Dan as Cain and Abel respectively in the film. In case you're not up on your Old Testament, Cain and Abel were the sons of Adam and Eve, with Cain killing his brother after he grew jealous when God took Abel's offerings instead of his own. He was given a mark, warning others of God's vengeance that awaited those who commited murder, and he was forced to wander the Earth in punishment. The curious thing is that the events of Cain and Abel take place well before Noah was even born, so we're not sure how this factors in. Flashbacks maybe? With Dakota Goyo cast as the younger Noah, that would seem to be the case. Either way, Jóhannesson and Dan aren't expected to have many lines, so we'd guess their appearance will be brief anyway.

The pair join Russell Crowe, Emma Watson, Jennifer Connelly, Logan Lerman, Douglas Booth, Ray Winstone, Anthony Hopkins, Kevin Durand, Martin Csokas and Goyo in the movie that will set sail on March 28, 2014. [Iceland Review]

This article is related to: Noah, Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson, Arnar Dan