New Images Of Russell Crowe, Emma Watson, Anthony Hopkins & More From Darren Aronofsky’s ‘Noah’

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by Kevin Jagernauth
June 27, 2013 10:49 AM
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A flood is coming, but not to worry, because Darren Aronofsky is building the boat, cinematically speaking. Next spring, the director brings his snake-filled, crazy demon angel version of "Noah" to the big screen, and now a few more images have arrived to tide us over.  

While you likely already know the Sunday School version of the story, where God commands Noah to build an ark to survive the Earth-obliterating disaster He's gearing up, Aronofsky is jacking things up a bit. His version will be a much more supernatural and fantastical take, featuring (among many other things) eleven foot tall angels and Noah himself being compared to Mad Max. So yeah, the Kirk Camerons of the world may not recognize the Noah they grew up with right away. And these new photos of the movie provide new and first looks at titular lead Russell Crowe along with Emma Watson, Jennifer Connelly, Logan Lerman, Ray Winstone and Anthony Hopkins.

Douglas Booth, Kevin Durand, Martin Csokas, Dakota Goyo, Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson and Arnar Dan round out the cast, so bring a set of two animals to your local theater on March 28, 2014. [Fotogrames]

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19 Comments

  • Black Canseco | June 28, 2013 6:50 PMReply

    I'm a born-again Christian, and I love a good story. I'm intrigued by this... I dig a well-told tale. My only potential issue is even if you got strictly by the Bible, Noah is such a fantastical and compelling tale that there's no need to make stuff up that runs counter to the original story.

    One thing that often gets overlooked in folks' understanding of Noah--is that Noah didn't buld the ark in a few weeks or a few months. It actually took him decades--he was relatively young when he started and fairly old when he finished--his sons were young when he started yet mature and married by time the arc was completed.

    For me the notion of a single character dedicating a literal lifetime to a single endeavor in the face of ridicule and doubt is a pretty rich story. (All of Noah's neighbors, by all biblical accounts, thought Noah was a fool in every sense of the word and treated him as such until the rains came.)

    This has the potential given the caliber of acting talent and production talent involved to be a pretty good movie. It may suck. It may end up mediocre. But I'm intrigued... I'll go into this with an open mind as I try to do with any movie...

  • had | June 28, 2013 1:07 PMReply

    Doesn't everyone get it? Russell Crowe, Anthony Hopkins, Emma Watson, Jennifer Connelly et al were cast because they have "star power" and are more likely to bring people to the theater to watch this. Perhaps casting little knowns who look more Middle Eastern might have made it more authentic, but less likely to have gotten financing. Like others have noted, how does anyone know what Noah looked like?

  • bee | June 28, 2013 4:16 PM

    What does "Middle Eastern" mean? Like Colin Farrell and Russell Brand or something? Sean Connery? What was world geography like before the flood?

  • Adam Scott Thompson | June 27, 2013 7:38 PMReply

    "Noah: The Quickening."

  • The Fountain Is Terrible | June 27, 2013 4:30 PMReply

    Oh fuck Arronosky is going back to his Fountain visions. Someone please tell him that the Fountain was terrible and the Epic biblical thing probably isn't his forte. Thanks.

    Also I echo the sentiments below. This is a pretty white cast for biblical time....scratch that not pretty white...really really white. Aye aye aye this is a train wreck waiting to happen.

  • Dee | June 28, 2013 4:17 PM

    Jennifer Connelly's mother is Jewish and Logan Lerman's parents are both Jewish. Surely if Jews wrote the Old Testament, they can star in movies about it?

    How exactly do you know what Noah looked like?

  • Joseph Chastain | June 28, 2013 8:26 AM

    The Fountain was a misunderstood near masterpiece. And how do you know if Noah existed, if he wasn't white?

  • Dee | June 28, 2013 3:58 AM

    Jennifer Connelly's mother is Jewish and Logan Lerman's parents are both Jewish. Surely if Jews wrote the Old Testament, they can star in movies about it?

    How exactly do you know what Noah (who wasn't Jewish) looked like?

  • wes | June 27, 2013 3:56 PMReply

    no thanks

  • Real | June 27, 2013 2:44 PMReply

    So many white people considering where it's set. Are there any people of colour in this movie at all?

  • Dee | June 28, 2013 3:59 AM

    How do you know Noah was "of colour"? Jews wrote the Old Testament. Jennifer Connelly's mother is Jewish and Logan Lerman's parents are both Jewish. Surely they can star in an Old Testament Biblical movie?

  • cattt | June 27, 2013 3:16 PM

    So where is it set?

    Magnificient Seven wasn't set in Japan like Seven Samurai, it was an adaptation of the same story. They took the the same story and moved it to old west.

  • Jen | June 27, 2013 3:14 PM

    I was just thinking the same thing REAL.

  • Walter Harris Gavin | June 27, 2013 2:22 PMReply

    I just love it that all of the lead characters look like they just stepped out of some western European, Arthurian legend. Even if you believe in the Biblical Tales, the folks were from what we call the Middle East today. But in reality they were an African People. Most African people or Middle Easterners for that matter don't look anything like Russell Crowe or Anthony Hopkins. The modern day "Jews" who returned to Israel from Europe in the 20th Century are not the same folks of the Bible. It's Elizabeth Taylor and Cleopatra all over again. The more things change the more they stay the same. Densel might have been a better choice than Crowe.

  • dee | June 28, 2013 4:01 AM

    Ah, ok, thanks for the compliment. Yes, the modern-day Jews are absolutely the same "folks" as those in the bible. In fact, today's full Ashkenazi Jews are more homogeneous than the Jews from thousands of years back, who were more mixed. Egyptian drawings of Jews showed them to be of various types, but usually white.

    Jennifer Connelly's mother is Jewish and Logan Lerman's parents are both Jewish. Since Jews (I think) wrote the Old Testament, surely they can star in movies about it? (and direct them).

    Can't speak for the rest of the cast, though.

  • James | June 27, 2013 5:34 PM

    If we are to believe the bible, every human being alive is descended from Noah (black, white, and everyone inbetween) so how can we know what he looked like? Is there any historical record of where Noah was said to have originated from? And if every other human other than his family was killed in the flood, how would we know what color people were up until then?

  • gilbertgrave | June 27, 2013 11:29 AMReply

    LOL

  • Guy | February 1, 2014 2:16 PM

    Jews weren't even around at that time. They came way after the flood. Noah would have looked Iranian or Syrian.

  • spassky | June 27, 2013 11:13 AMReply

    Looks like a "Waterworld" sequel... good luck getting into the black after the investment...

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