Darren Aronofsky is building one pretty high-profile boat. Since the summer of 2011, the Kohl’s commercial director (he also did Black Swan, but no big whoop) has spoken to acting greats like Christian Bale, Michael Fassbender and Liam Neeson about joining his biblical epic Noah as the lead role.
Since the turn of the century, America has loved Darren Aronofsky. But it took the country ten years to realize that—and to start remembering his name. In the year 2000, the director released Requiem for a Dream, widely considered a cinematic masterpiece. Over the course of the next decade, Aronofsky contributed only three more films. He gave the world The Fountain in 2006, followed by The Wrestler in 2008. Both good movies, but hardly up to the caliber of his 2010 phenomenon Black Swan, which has launched the filmmaker to impressive levels of notoriety. And his next attempt at the big screen doesn’t look to disappoint.