Ray Winstone To Go Biblical As ‘Noah’ Villain

Ray Winstone is going from playing one of Snow White’s dwarves to portraying a villain of Biblical proportions in Darren Aronofsky’s upcoming movie, “Noah.”

The “Snow White and the Huntsman” star has been offered the role of the titular character’s nemesis in the upcoming project, Deadline reports. Apparently Aronofsky wanted to cast an actor who is of a similar “grit and size” as Russell Crowe’s Noah, and we would agree that Winstone fits the bill (even though he, you know, played a dwarf in his last film).

An offer has been put out to Winstone, and negotiations are currently underway to get him on board. If he signs on, he’ll join Emma Watson, Logan Lerman and Douglas Booth on the project.

Little is known about Winstone’s villain other than the fact he will “go head to head against Crowe’s Noah Character.” Lerman and Booth are playing Noah’s sons Ham and Shem, respectively, while Watson is playing a young woman named Ila who develops a relationship with Shem.

That means that the last major role that’s left to be cast in “Noah” is that of the title character’s wife. Deadline says that Jennifer Connelly is still being considered for the role, though she hasn’t signed on yet. In case anyone had forgotten, Connelly and Crowe starred opposite one another in “A Beautiful Mind.”

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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