Russell Crowe to Star in “Noah”

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(CNN) — Set designers can finally get started building that ark: Russell Crowe has been confirmed to star in “Noah.”

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the Oscar-winning actor has officially signed on to star in Darren Aronofsky’s re-telling of the Biblical figure’s story.

Shooting for the faith-based film is scheduled to take place in Iceland and New York in July.

In a statement, Aronofsky said he was grateful for Crowe’s involvement.

“I’d like to thank Paramount and Regency for backing my team’s work to breathe new life into the biblical epic,” he said. “I rejoice that Russell Crowe will be by my side on this adventure. It’s his immense talent that helps me to sleep at night. I look forward to being wowed by him every day.”

“Noah” is set to grace the big screen on March 28, 2014, but Crowe’s kinda busy between now and then. He’ll next appear in the movies “Broken City” and “Man of Steel.”

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