The director has cast the largely unknown Icelandic actors Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson (“Reykjavik-Rotterdam”) and Arnar Dan as Cain and Abel respectively in the film.
Lots of folks seem to be confused with the inclusion of Cain and Abel in Noah. I’d point them to the sample pages from Noé Volume 1. The story of Cain and Abel seems to be presented as prologue.
If that wasn’t enough, Noah is a descendent of Seth, the third son of Adam and Eve and brother to Cain and Abel. As well, I could imagine a scene where Methuselah (Noah’s grandfather and played by Anthony Hopkins) is telling young Noah about the past.
Negotiations are underway for Winstone to go mano a mano against Russell Crowe in the film, which also stars Logan Lerman, Douglas Booth and Emma Watson.
Deadline says that a formal announcement from Paramount and New Regency should come next week, but that Aronofsky and Crowe are signed and sealed to do Noah based on John Logan‘s rewrite of the Aronofsky and Ari Handel script, with the shoot starting in July.
Christian Bale has passed on Darren Aronofsky’s “Noah,” and the filmmaker is now targeting Michael Fassbender for the title role in Paramount and New Regency’s biblical epic.