After weeks of rumors, Jennifer Connelly has officially been offered a role in the upcoming epic Noah, directed by Darren Aronofsky. She will be working with Russell Crowe, her costar on A Beautiful Mind, as she portrays the loyal wife to the prophet Noah. Just last week I reported that Emma Watson would be joining the cast of the film, along with Ray Winstone, who is expected to play the antagonist of the movie. Noah’s wife was the last major role to be cast and, according to Variety, Connelly has officially been offered the role.

 

Connelly had previously worked with Aronofsky on Requiem for a Dream and we are now finding out that she was involved with the project long before Russell Crowe had even jumped on board. Apparently she was involved with early table reads of the script, which basically confirms that this has been her role for a long time now. It will be interesting to see how Aronofsky interprets the Biblical tale and whether religious groups praise the film or condemn it.

 

Noah will set sail in US theaters in March of 2014.

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