Production on Darren Aronofsky's (Black Swan, The Wrestler) new epic project, the Biblical Noah, will begin in July and will star Russell Crowe in the titular role. "I'd like to thank Paramount and Regency for backing my team's work to breathe new life into the biblical epic," said Aronofsky in a press release.
Say what you like about Darren Aronofsky, the guy takes big risks. Whether it be a story about obsessive mathematician, or pluming the deepest, darkest depths of drug-addled squalor, or even a bald Hugh Jackman floating through space in a bubble, it’s pretty obvious that when choosing a project, commercial viability is not exactly his first consideration.
The soundtrack to The Wrestler holds a very interesting mix of artists and manages to mostly steer straight toward the outright cheapness of a WWE compilation, as one might expect it to do. It has as few emotional highs and lows as the film does, draws mainly from '80s metal classics, and unfortunately omits the Golden Globe-winning, Bruce Springsteen theme track of the same name.