Russell Crowe Probably 'Noah', Liam Neeson Probably a Lion Again?

February 2, 2012

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Russell Crowe and Liam Neeson--Hollywood's end-of-the-bar drunken hooligans, violently shouting at some televised footballers and later fighting us outside--are reportedly both nearing roles on Darren Aronofsky's biblical film, Noah.

Deadline reports Crowe is moving towards a deal to play the title character. He'd be replacing the previously-attached Christian Bale, reaffirming rumors Aronofsky's take on the character will be an edgier, more intense take than the friendly bearded man seen in nursery murals--a Noah that will loudly threaten the animals to get in the fucking boat, and a Noah that will under no circumstances abide by his Jewish tradition of circumcision.

Liam Neeson is also reportedly being courted for an unnamed role, but since he's already played a biblical lion in the past, let's just assume it's that again. Liam Neeson will be a CGI lion, okay?

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