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FIRST LOOK! Russell Crowe as Noah on the set of Darren Aronofsky’s new film!

Here we’re getting our first look at Russell Crowe, dressed in all brown, on the set of the upcoming biblical epic, ‘Noah’. Crowe plays the title role, the Old Testament patriarch who builds an ark to protect his family and all the earth’s animals from the flood as God punishes the world.

“I’m 48, definitely feeling my age, but I have never been stronger,” Crowe tweeted. “My musculature is not fine or ripped, but it’s real, Ark builders muscle.”

Jennifer Connelly, who previously starred with Crowe in 2001’s ‘A Beautiful Mind’, reunites with him to play Noah’s wife, Naameth. Emma Watson will play Noah’s adopted daughter. Crowe tweeted back in July, “My kids are flipping out that I’m going to work with Hermione.”

Back in July Darren Aronofsky tweeted a photo of the ark being constructed for the film. He wrote, “‘I dreamt about this since I was 13. And now it’s a reality. Genesis 6:14 #noah”

Aronofsky has also been sharing other “Noah” tidbits, including tweeting photos of goofy-looking extras and information about the ark’s construction. And on Tuesday, he tweeted, “not sure it’s true but today is the actual anniversary of the Noah flood. just saying.”

Crowe also joined in the fun, at one point tweeting that the under-construction ark was leaking, and at another posting “Currently the status of my beard is “Epic”.

The actor made the news last week due to reports that he had separated from Danielle Spencer, his wife of nine years.

“Noah” floods theaters in 2014.

I cannot WAIT for this movie! I’m bummed I have to wait until 2014 to see it!!

Source, Photos: FameFlynet

Posted Friday, October 19th, 2012 at 8:08am
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Darren Aronofsky directs shocking new anti-meth PSA’s

If anyone can shock people out of using drugs, it’s probably going to be Darren Aronofsky. His 2000 drama, ‘Requiem for a Dream’ haunts me to this day. In that film he portrayed the horror of heroine and speed addiction, and watched the main characters do horrific things in order to feed their addictions.

Not surprisingly, when agency Organic and production company Wild Plum went looking for a celebrity director to create a series of spots for the Meth Project, Aronofsky was at the top of their list. The Meth Project “aims to reduce first-time meth use with its hard-hitting and graphic portrayals.”

Aronofsky created these four terrifying commercials for the campaign, and they will actually air on TV!

Warning: The commercials are hard to watch! (Especially the one above)

Posted Wednesday, November 9th, 2011 at 8:08am
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Darren Aronofsky wants Christian Bale to star in his $120 million Noah and the Ark movie!

I am so excited about this news! First of all, I love Darren Aronofsky (‘Black Swan’), and everything he does. Second of all, I’d watch Christian Bale read the phone book for two hours – let alone an Aronofsky movie. Heck yeah!

Just how do you float a $130 million movie about the end of the world with no movie stars? If you’re Noah director Darren Aronofsky, you try to attach one, ASAP.

Vulture hears that Aronofsky is in talks with Christian Bale about possibly starring in his take on Noah’s Ark, to help secure studio backing for it. Presumably, Aronofsky wants Bale for the lead, even though Noah was 600 years old when the Great Flood hit, and Bale is only 37.

Regardless, locking down Bale early — even before there’s money to make an offer — would have the twofold benefit of both securing a leading man and helping land the rest of the money needed to make such an expensive, effects-driven film. If Bale commits, that would help provide clarity to the trio of studios considering co-financing the movie: While Noah is set up at the Fox-based mini-studio New Regency, its massive budget means that some other studio will need to come in and help with the heavy lifting. For the trio of studios circling the project, which includes Paramount, Summit, and Fox, knowing Bale is in the wings would help them get a forecast on what Noah might make in foreign territories before they commit to making such a pricey picture.

Former Fox production president turned current Regency president Hutch Parker insisted that “there hasn’t been any change [on the project] since it was last reported.”


Posted Tuesday, June 14th, 2011 at 8:08am
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Darren Aronofsky defends Natalie Portman in ‘Black Swan’ dancing controversy

From Entertainment Weekly:

Responding to claims that Black Swan star Natalie Portman didn’t do the majority of her on-screen dancing in her Oscar-winning role, director Darren Aronofsky released the following statement through studio Fox Searchlight:

“Here is the reality. I had my editor count shots. There are 139 dance shots in the film. 111 are Natalie Portman untouched. 28 are her dance double Sarah Lane. If you do the math that’s 75% Natalie Portman. What about duration? The shots that feature the double are wide shots and rarely play for longer than one second. There are two complicated longer dance sequences that we used face replacement. Even so, if we were judging by time over 90% would be Natalie Portman.

And to be clear Natalie did dance on pointe in pointe shoes. If you look at the final shot of the opening prologue, which lasts 85 seconds, and was danced completely by Natalie, she exits the scene on pointe. That is completely her without any digital magic. I am responding to this to put this to rest and to defend my actor. Natalie sweated long and hard to deliver a great physical and emotional performance. And I don’t want anyone to think that’s not her they are watching. It is.”

Last Friday, ballerina Sarah Lane told EW that Portman only danced 5 percent of the full-body shots in the film. She also claimed that one of the film’s producers asked her not to speak publicly about her work during Oscar season. Lane’s comments came after Black Swan choreographer (and Portman fiancé) Benjamin Millepied told the L.A. Times that Natalie did “85 percent” of the dancing in the film. Lane could not be immediately reached for comment regarding Aronofsky’s statement.


Posted Monday, March 28th, 2011 at 11:11am
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