noah graphic novel english cover Douglas Booth & Logan Lerman Join Russell Crowe In Darren Aronofskys Noah

Deadline bring word that Douglas Booth and Logan Lerman have joined Russell Crowe in Darren Aronofsky’s epically-scaled retelling of the biblical story ‘Noah.’ Booth is to play Noah’s (Crowe) son Shem. Noah’s older son, Ham, will be played by Lerman. Additionally, word is that Jennifer Connelly is among the actresses in the mix for that role of Noah’s wife. Saoirse Ronan has also been linked to the film recently, although what role Ronan will be playing is still up in the air. Scheduled for a March 28th, 2014 release date, the synopsis for Aronofsky’s film is as follows: “NOAH is a close adaptation of the Biblical story of Noah’s Ark. In a world ravaged by human sin, Noah is given a divine mission: to build an Ark to save creation from the coming flood.”

‘Noah’ is Aronofsky’s follow up effort to the Oscar-nominated and hugely profitable ‘Black Swan,’ which grossed $315 million worldwide on a $12 million budget. Talking about the project, Aronofsky has had the following to say: “Since I was a kid, I have been moved and inspired by the story of Noah and his family’s journey. The imaginations of countless generations have sparked to this epic story of faith. It’s my hope that I can present a window into Noah’s passion and perseverance for the silver screen.”

I’ve got extremely high hopes for this film, this project has been one Aronofsky’s been developing since his teens. The premise and sheer ambition of ‘Noah’ has me stoked. Aronofsky is the man behind some of my favourite films of the last twelve years in ‘The Wrestler,’ ‘The Fountain,’ ‘Requiem for a Dream,’ ‘Pi’ and ‘Black Swan’ – fingers crossed ‘Noah’ adds to that list. Expect further casting details soon. John Logan (Gladiator, The Aviator) is set to rewrite the script by Aronofsky and Ari Handel, while Aronofsky and Scott Franklin will produce the film.