Even though his has been brewing since April — when Paramount honcho Adam Goodman himself dropped her name — sometimes, the gears turn slowly in Hollywood, and so it’s only now that Jennifer Connelly is becoming officially….official, for Darren Aronofksy‘s “Noah.”
Variety reports that the actress — who the trades have been cautioning the past few weeks wasn’t 100% locked down, but has been in the mix since taking part in table reads a while back — has finally entered negotiations to join the biblical tale. She’ll board this cinematic ark as Russell Crowe‘s wife, with Douglas Booth, Logan Lerman and Emma Watson all starring, and Ray Winstone as the “bad guy” who makes God angry enough to send down the mother of all rainstorms to wipe out humanity. Either that or he’ll block the ark when Crowe tries to back it out of the driveway.
Production will begin on the film this summer, but you’re gonna have to pray if you want to see it before March 28, 2014.