Sir Anthony Hopkins Comes Aboard Darren Aronofsky’s Star-Studded ‘Noah’ 

ALTOne by one, they’re signing on. Yesterday director Darren Aronofsky announced via his Twitter that Academy Award-winning actor Sir Anthony Hopkins is joining his already impressive ensemble for his biblical epic Noah. “i’m honored to be working with the great sir anthony hopkins. we just added him to the stellar cast of #Noah. #methuselahlives,” Aronofsky told his followers. 

We’re gonna need a bigger boat because the Silence of the Lambs star, who will play Noah’s grandfather Methuselah, is joining Russell Crowe (playing the titular Noah), Emma WatsonJennifer Connelly, Saoirse RonanRay Winstone, Logan Lerman, and Douglas Booth for the high-profile $130 undertaking of retelling the famous Bible story of Noah’s Ark. Though, as Aronofsky previously explained to IFC, the film will be universally appreciated, “I don’t think it’s a very religious story. I think it’s a great fable that’s part of so many different religions and spiritual practices. I just think it’s a great story that’s never been on film.”
Hopkins, who is no stranger to big budget dramas (Amistad, Alexander, among others) last tackled religious fare in The Rite
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Staff editor Aly Semigran is a New York City native who grew up in Philadelphia and spent the better part of her youth trying to figure out what the Philly Phanatic was (an anteater?), quoting 'The Simpsons,' and learning all about movies from her dad. After graduating from Temple University, where she studied journalism, she moved back to NYC and began her career as a freelance entertainment journalist. Her work has been published in Entertainment Weekly, Maxim, Philadelphia Weekly, Philadelphia City Paper, MTV.com, and iVillage.com. She is thrilled to be a part of the Hollywood.com team and she is still quoting 'The Simpsons.' ('I'm Idaho!')

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