Movies First Look: Russell Crowe as 'Noah' By David Weiner 11:22 AM PDT, August 10, 2012 Paramount Noah's Ark isn't expected to flood theaters until 2014, but to whet your appetite we have a first look at Russell Crowe as the title character. Related: Building 'Noah's Ark' Darren Aronofsky is directing the biblical epic in which the classic character is given a divine mission: to build an ark to save creation from the coming flood. The film also stars Sir Anthony Hopkins as Methuselah and Jennifer Connelly as Naameh. Related: Hopkins as Hitchcock Revealed! Just last month, Aronofsky tweeted a shot of the ark under construction in Long Island, NY, writing, "I dreamt about this since I was 13. And now it's a reality. Genesis 6:14 #noah."