Movie News in 60 Seconds: Russell Crowe as a Non-Biblical Noah, Stars Want to Be Navy SEALs, Michael Bay and the Supermodel

Movie News in 60 Seconds: Russell Crowe as a Non-Biblical Noah, Stars Want to Be Navy SEALs, Michael Bay and the Supermodel

Feb 29, 2012

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The Flood According to Darren: If director Darren Aronofsky has his way, Russell Crowe will be his Noah. Crowe (above, in Robin Hood) is now “in negotiations” to star in the titular role of Noah, a Biblical character here envisioned as a man who loves people but is “disillusioned with the way humans have treated their planet.” It sounds like someone has decided to cut God out of the picture, doesn’t it? [Showblitz]

Stars Like SEALs: Active-duty Navy SEALs star in Act of Valor, currently #1 at the box office, but Hollywood still prefers active-duty actors to portray military warriors, as evidenced by the news that Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch and Ben Foster are all “in talks” to play Navy SEALs in director Peter Berg’s Lone Survivor. The film is based on the real-life account of  a small team of SEALs fighting to stay alive after their mission to kill a terrorist leader in Afghanistan is ambushed. [Deadline]

A Supermodel for a Bodybuilder: Director Michael Bay has chosen supermodel Bar Paly to play the female lead in Pain and Gain, opposite Mark Wahlberg; Tony Shaloub has also joined the cast. The movie “follows a group of bodybuilders who engaged in a campaign of kidnapping, extortion and murder in Florida.” Paly played an archeologist in the 2008 horror flick The Ruins and has also made multiple appearances in TV shows. [Variety]

Does an Olsen Sister Want Revenge?: While Josh Brolin has been set for a while as the lead in Spike Lee’s remake of Korean revenge film Oldboy, other roles have been sitting unfilled. Now comes word that Elizabeth Olsen (Martha Marcy May Marlene) has been offered the female lead, a part that has been previously offered to, and rejected by, Rooney Mara and Mia Wasikowska. [Twitch]

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