The latter has most recently been seen in Three Musketeers, and will soon be appearing in The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Noah is played by Russell Crowe (and after the ‘interesting’ accent delivered in Robin Hood, I’m positively agog at how Mr Crowe will interpret ancient Hebrew). Noah’s wife is still to be cast but Deadline are reporting that Jennifer Connelly is being considered. Deadline also suggests that Noah’s nemesis is still to be cast now that Liam Neeson is out of the running. I didn’t know Noah had a nemesis – save the rain, natch. Shouldn’t think he was too fond of that.
The film is being co-financed by Paramount and New Regency. It’s a passion project for the director, and has been made possible by the added clout he has garnered following the success of Black Swan.