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?