Speculation has been growing recently about Darren Aronofsky’s retelling of Noah’s Ark, and who will be the current likely takers for roles in the Biblical story that’s to be entitled Noah.

Russell Crowe and Liam Neeson are mooted as highly likely, and they have previously starred together in The Next Three Days, a 2010 film about a married couple who must deal with life when the wife is accused of murder. They are not quite confirmed for Noah yet, however it does look likely that Russell Crowe will be cast in the lead role, as the man whom God deems righteous enough to build the Ark.

This rumour has stemmed from reports that the Black Swan director himself has been eyeing up Crowe for the part, which would see him play the man who builds the ark that can survive the flood. This is all still speculation, as the role of Noah has looked like it would fall to other actors before Crowe. Both Christian Bale and Michael Fassbender have previously been linked to the role of Noah, however Crowe is now the most likely man for the job.

Who will Liam Neeson play? While it seems unlikely that he will take on the part of Noah’s wife, there are not many other options available in a story that is mostly about one man and lots of animals. Perhaps he will play the voice of God? One of the animals? A baddie? We will have to wait and see what the final decisions are, but we think that Crowe is a good choice for Noah and think it would be awesome if he played it Gladiator style…

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