Okay, now our belief that Darren Aronofsky was watching Sunday’s MTV Movie Awards before casting the younger characters in his take on “Noah” is confirmed. Emma Watson is the latest actress to have her name be attached to the project.
Deadline has learned that Watson is in talks to play Ila, a “young woman who develops a close relationship with Noah’s son, Shem.” Shem will be played by Douglass Booth, while Logan Lerman is playing Noah’s other son, Ham. Considering Lerman and Watson already worked together on “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” we’re excited to see her chemistry with Booth on the big screen.
The only other actor cast on the project is Russell Crowe, who is playing Noah. There are still roles open for Noah’s wife and enemy. Jennifer Connelly and Liam Neeson had at one point had their names attached to those roles, but it doesn’t seem like those deals will come to fruition. There also are likely other roles, like Watson’s Ila, that we don’t know about that need to be cast.
The official plot synopsis for “Noah” says it’s “a close adaptation of the Biblical story of Noah’s Ark. In a world ravaged by human sin, Noah is given a divine mission: to build an Ark to save creation from the coming flood.” It’s due in theaters on March 28, 2014.
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