First Glimpse of Russell Crowe in ‘Noah’ (Minus Animals) — PHOTO 

Russell Crowe and boats are always a pretty intense combination, whether he’s serving on the HMS Surprise in Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World or teaming up with Tugger to go Fightin’ Around the World. But it looks like none of that will compare to the Oscar-winner taking on the task of playing the biblical figure Noah and climbing aboard the ark in Darren Aronofsky‘s ambitious project. From the looks of this first image of scraggly, bearded Crowe in Noah, it seems very little of the $130 million dollar budget is being spent on un-tattered clothing or a comb. Still, he looks pretty damn regal on — where else? —  a boat. 

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