I follow a few filmmakers on Twitter. Some, like Jon Favreau and M. Night Shyamalan, tweet a lot of behind the scenes pics and updates when they’re working on films. Others, like Darren Aronofksy, tweet mostly cool pics of things they see while walking around NYC or other places.
Today, however, Aronofsky tweeted some casting news on his upcoming biblical epic, Noah:
Yes, Aronofsky has cast one of our greatest living actors, Anthony Hopkins, in Noah. Hopkins will be playing Methuselah.
Who is Methuselah? Read this from Wikipedia:
Methuselah is the oldest person whose age is mentioned in the Hebrew Bible. Extra-biblical tradition maintains that he died on the 11th of Cheshvan of the year 1656 (Anno Mundi, after Creation), at the age of 969, seven days before the beginning of the Great Flood. According to Rashi on Genesis 7:4, God delayed the Flood specifically because of the seven days of mourning in honor of the righteous Methuselah. Methuselah was the son of Enoch and the grandfather of Noah.
Hopkins will join Russell Crowe as Noah, Jennifer Connelly as Noah’s wife Naameh. Emma Watson, Logan Lerman and ray Winstone all have supporting roles.