Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Future Of Film
The 100 Greatest Video Games
The Making Of The West Wing
Subscribe To Empire Today
Save money and get 12 issues for only £25
Go Think Big
Helping young people achieve their career dreams
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
The Woman In Black: Angel Of Death Trailer Materialises
Tom Harper's horror sequel opens its doors to visitors
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
YESTERDAY
Kim Basinger Joins The Nice Guys
As a corrupt chief justice
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
American Pastoral
31 December 2015
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Fury (2014)
Empire Star Rating
20,000 Days On Earth (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Riot Club (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Noah (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Noah (2014)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Anthony Hopkins Finds Noah
He'll be Methuselah

09 July 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Darren Aronofsky (Via Coming Soon)

submit to reddit

Anthony Hopkins Finds Noah

Though he already has the likes of Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly and Ray Winstone aboard Biblical epic Noah, Darren Aronofsky has found room aboard the story for more top talent. The director has announced on Twitter that Anthony Hopkins has signed to play Methuselah.

Hitting the social media network, Aronofsky tweeted, “I'm honoured to be working with the great sir Anthony Hopkins. We just added him to the stellar cast of Noah.”

Methuselah is listed as the oldest person in the Bible, clocking in at the ripe old age of 969, and one of the people around shortly before the great flood that will most likely form the ticking clock threat of Aronofsky’s tale. We’ll be interested as to whether the director goes the Prometheus route with the character and slathers Hopkins in old man make-up, or whether he’s stick with the actors’ own gracefully aged mug and show a Methuselah who's better preserved than Yoda.

The cast also includes Logan Lerman and Douglas Booth as Noah’s sons, with Emma Watson as Ila and Nolan Gross playing Lerman’s character Ham at a younger age.

Aronofsky expects to start shooting at the end of August and the film is set to flood our screens on March 28, 2014.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Nina Arianda In Tune With Joplin
For Martha Macy director Sean Durkin
Hugh Laurie May Be Robocop's Villain
UPDATE: He's no longer in talks

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Empire Meets Jason Bateman And Tina Fey
The stars of This Is Where I Leave You hang out

The Scariest Film Of The Year? Jennifer Kent On The Babadook
The director talks us through her terrifying new film

10 Horror Spin-Offs We Want To See
After Annabelle, what other supporting characters deserve their own film?

Documentaries: What Happened Next
We track down and interview the stars of great non-fiction films

Your Introductory Guide To That DC Movie Slate
Suicide Squad? Cyborg? Aquaman? We explain who’s who in the DC Universe

Captain America 3, Iron Man And Civil War: Where Next For The Marvel Cinematic Universe?
What to make of today's Marvel news

Interactive Gallery: Explore Iconic Movie Spacesuits
Explore the fabric of space-time

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save money on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)