Aronofsky Wants Crowe and Neeson for Noah

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While no deal has been signed at this point, Deadline is reporting that Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky is hoping to get Oscar-winning Australian actor Russell Crowe to play the title role in his reenvisioning of the classic bible tale in Noah, which is scheduled to start filming in the spring.

It also reports that he’s hoping to get Liam Neeson, who is coming off his box office topping The Grey for another key role. Again, no deals have been made and nothing’s been signed but after the success of Black Swan and with a studio like Paramount backing him, it seems like a fairly safe bet that Aronofsky will be able to get what he wants.