Kevin Durand, Marton Csokas & Dakota Goyo Book Passage On Darren Aronofsky's 'Noah'

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by Kevin Jagernauth
July 19, 2012 5:28 PM
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We'll say this, Darren Aronofsky's "Noah" is going to provide all kinds of opportunities for puns and riffs on its title over the next couple years as the movie blog world tracks its development. So bear with us as we use up our supply of clever ways to play on one of the most well known Bible stories besides the one about Jesus.

Anyway, a few more actors are docking on this one with Kevin Durand ("Cosmopolis," "Lost," "Resident Evil: Retribution," basically everything), Marton Csokas ("Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter," "The Bourne Supremacy") and Dakota Goyo (the kid from "Real Steel"; not a robot) all joining the picture. And the roles are interesting, with Durand set to play "one of the giants who helps Noah and his family" (we missed that part of the Sunday School version of the story) and Goyo slotted in as the younger version of Russell Crowe's Noah. No word yet on Csokas' role.

As you might remember, Aronofsky's "Noah" is a bit more pumped up than what your pastor or priest may have related, and is set to feature eleven-foot-tall angels with six arms and no wings, and a rugged Mad Max-style Noah who is both a fighter and healer. The story is already something quite epic, but it seems Aronofsky is pushing it even one step further. 

Co-starring Emma Watson, Jennifer Connelly, Logan Lerman, Douglas Booth, Ray Winstone and Anthony Hopkins (pretty damn awesome cast), production is underway and the rains will come (we warned you) on March 28, 2014. [Variety/Deadline/Variety]

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4 Comments

  • Rephaim23 | September 2, 2012 10:48 PMReply

    Kevin Durand is playing king Og of Bashan?
    They should have hired the Great Khali or Jason Mamoa, a real 6'6 to 7 foot tall warrior type man. 11 feet at least they got that part right. Deut. 3:11 says King Og's bed was 9 cubits long and 4 cubits wide, that is 13 feet by 6 feet.

    The Biblical giants never had six arms. One of them had six fingers on each hand.

    Also, King Og was from about the late bronze age, perhaps 1500 to 1200 BC. Noah was supposed to be like 2500 or 3000 BC, so unless Og can live 1,000 years, it doesn't make sense. Neither does the Bible say Og lived with Noah.

    Oh well, looks like fun!

  • Ron@homo | July 19, 2012 7:46 PMReply

    Another WHITE-washed adaptation.

  • Nubian Princess Lady | July 20, 2012 1:40 PM

    How do you know Noah was not white?

    Jennifer Connelly is "half Jewish" and Logan Lerman is entirely Jewish, so surely they would be the best picks to be in an Old Testament movie? I mean, Lerman's people wrote the Noah story down, didn't they? It seems appropriate that their descendant have a role in the film.

  • catttt | July 20, 2012 3:01 AM

    Yeah, Aronofsky should've hired real eleven-foot-tall angels with six arms, instead of "white people". Stupid Hollywood.
    You do realize that this isn't the "bible-noah"?

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