Russell Crowe to play Noah lead role
Aronofsky is delighted the 48-year-old actor has joined the cast of the drama, and he is looking forward to being "wowed" by Crowe's "immense talent", reports contactmusic.com.
"I'd like to thank Paramount and Regency for backing my team's work to breathe new life into the biblical epic," Aronofsky said in a statement.
"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," he added.
Noah is due to begin filming in July this year and the film is expected to release in March, 2014.