Saoirse Ronan and Jennifer Connelly have hopped aboard the cast of Darren Aronofsky's upcoming biblical epic "Noah," Paramount confirmed yesterday per indieWire.
Looks like they're going to need a bigger boat.
"Noah," of course, is Aronofsky's long-delayed, long-rumored take on the familiar tale of the biblical figure who built a giant ship to escape the watery destruction of the world at the hands of an angry deity. And as we reported earlier in the week, Russell Crowe is on board as the titular character.
That makes "Noah" a reunion of sorts between Crowe and Connelly, who previously starred together in 2001's "A Beautiful Mind," a collaboration that earned Connelly an Oscar for Best Actress and Crowe his third Oscar nomination for Best Actor.
Just what role Ronan will be playing is still up in the air — one of Noah's daughters-in-law? — but with a cast like this, one thing is clear: Come hell or high water, fans are going to be lining up two-by-two for this one.