Ray Winstone is in talks to join the cast of Darren Aronofsky’s Noah, Deadline reports. He’d appear opposite Russell Crowe, Douglas Booth, Logan Lerman and, still in talks, Emma Watson in the Paramount Pictures film.
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. The screenplay was written by Aronofsky and Ari Handel and revised by Academy Award-nominated screenwriter John Logan (Gladiator, Hugo).
Winstone just appeared on the big screen in Snow White and the Huntsman, though he’s best known for roles in films like The Departed, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and for playing the motion-capture lead in Robert Zemeckis’ Beowulf.
Noah is set for release on March 28, 2014.
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