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Darren Aronofsky's biblical epic 'Noah' continues to enhance its aforementioned epicness. Russell Crowe will play our couplet-obsessed shipbuilder/animal herder with Jennifer Connelly, Emma Watson, and Ray Winstone rounding out the supporting cast. However, it seems this boat has room for one more major name. According to Aronofsky's twitter account, Sir Anthony Hopkinswill be joining the cast. He will evidently be playing the Bible's most famous senior citizen. Here's the tweet...
"i'm honored to be working with the great sir anthony hopkins. we just added him to the stellar cast of #Noah; #methuselahlives."
Anthony Hopkins as Methuselah? While I'm sure that can't be the highest of ego boosts for the great Hopkins, it is an outstanding piece of casting. According to the Bible, Methuselah lived to be over 900 years old, and died shortly before the flood that wiped all living creatures off the face of the Earth, except for those on Noah's ark...and the ones that could swim I guess. It's been a weird journey for this film already, and it's only in the early stages of shooting. The casting has been as turbulent as a storm at sea, with the likes of Liam Neeson and Liev Schreiber teased and then departing. I guess I'm somewhat more confident in this piece of casting news as it comes straight from the director's mouth, er, Twitter. There's a part of me that really hopes they treat the character as the Yoda of the Bible; giving young Noah advice and then wrapping up his long life by vanishing into the ether.
What do you guys think? Are you excited that Hopkins is coming aboard? At what point do you think this boat might be overloaded?