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Darren Aronofsky Finds His Cain & Abel For ‘Noah’

Darren Aronofsky Finds His Cain & Abel For 'Noah'

With production gearing up on Darren Aronofsky‘s massive “Noah,” he continues to pad out his already impressive cast with more Biblical characters to help tell the tale of the man who built the Ark. Now, two famous siblings from Genesis will be making an appearance.

The director has cast the largely unknown Icelandic actors Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson (“Reykjavik-Rotterdam“) and Arnar Dan as Cain and Abel respectively in the film. In case you’re not up on your Old Testament, Cain and Abel were the sons of Adam and Eve, with Cain killing his brother after he grew jealous when God took Abel’s offerings instead of his own. He was given a mark, warning others of God’s vengeance that awaited those who commited murder, and he was forced to wander the Earth in punishment. The curious thing is that the events of Cain and Abel take place well before Noah was even born, so we’re not sure how this factors in. Flashbacks maybe? With Dakota Goyo cast as the younger Noah, that would seem to be the case. Either way, Jóhannesson and Dan aren’t expected to have many lines, so we’d guess their appearance will be brief anyway.

The pair join Russell Crowe, Emma Watson, Jennifer Connelly, Logan Lerman, Douglas Booth, Ray Winstone, Anthony Hopkins, Kevin Durand, Martin Csokas and Goyo in the movie that will set sail on March 28, 2014. [Iceland Review]

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we don't really know where Adam and Eve hailed from or what color skin they had or what color hair they had or what color eyes they had. a) they're most likely fictional b) according to the bible, Cain and Abel were the first two sons of the first two people on earth. That means that all races must have come from them c) according to the bible, it was also many thousands of years ago that these people lived, people evolve, we really have no idea what they looked like. Maybe they looked like they were from China, maybe they looked like they were from Etheopia. We really don't have a fucking clue.


Not that anyone should've expected otherwise, but it's nice to see Aronofsky continuing the grand tradition of depicting people who lived thousands of years ago in the Middle East as blond haired, blue eyed Northern Europeans. Progress!

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