After hearing that the cast of Darren Aronofsky’s Noah would contain the star power of Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Emma Watson and Ray Winstone, one would think that the large ensemble cast was almost complete. Surprisingly, there is still more casting information and this news is quite big, as it has been announced that legendary movie star Anthony Hopkins has signed on to the film. This was announced on Darren Aronofsky’s twitter where he officially announced that Hopkins will be joining the cast.

 

i’m honored to be working with the great sir anthony hopkins. we just added him to the stellar cast of ‪#Noah‪#methuselahlives.

 

Based on this tweet, it appears that Anthony Hopkins will be playing Methuselah, a biblical character who lived until the age of 969. He was also Noah’s grandfather and he died just before the flood began. I think that this casting makes a lot of sense; Hopkins is great at playing wise old men and I would assume that Methuselah will act as Noah’s mentor. Hopkins’ filmography has been fairly hit or miss lately, but hopefully this film will prove to be a success for him.

 

Noah will be released in US theaters in March of 2014.

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