Noah Stuff: Big Building and Anthony Hopkins

It looks like director Darren Aronofsky’s “Noah” is finally under way. Remember all those months of us reporting that the studio was offering the Noah role to a bunch of actors who kept turning it down? You gotta wonder why that was, right? I’m still curious. In any case, Russell Crowe finally said Yes, and now that he’s got his star, Aronofsky has finally begun work on the film.

Up first — a big ol building. I’m assuming this is the set for the film. Or a part of it. A set built to hold/represent the Ark, perhaps? Aronofsky tweeted the image himself, with the caption, “I dreamt about this since I was 13. And now it’s a reality. Genesis 6:14.”

Noah Set Image

Wow. At 13 I dreamt of that really cute girl who sat in front of me in Chemistry class. Darren Aronofsky dreamt of making a giant biblical epic. But hey, that’s why he’s Darren Aronofsky and we’re not.

Also via Twitter, Aronofsky officially announced the casting of Anthony Hopkins. The former Hannibal The Cannibal (and current Odin) will play Methuselah, Noah’s dear old grandpoppa.

“Noah” gets ready for the flood in 2014.

Anthony Hopkins

Via : Twitter