Deadline.com are reporting that Emma is in talks for a supporting role in Darren Aronofsky’s Biblical epic, “Noah”. Emma would play a woman, Ila, who develops a close relationship with one of Noah’s sons, Shem, who will be played by British model-turned-actor Douglas Booth (Fun fact: Emma and Douglas both modelled for Burberry in the Autumn/Winter 2009 campaign).
Variety.com have also reported on this casting rumour and have fleshed out the character of Ila a little more, describing her as “a young girl Noah rescues who later experiences a miracle”.
“Noah” will star Russel Crowe as Noah, Logan Lerman as Ham, Douglas Booth as Shem and Jennifer Connelly and Julianne Moore are both rumoured to be playing Noah’s wife, Naameth.
Emma Watson is in talks to join Darren Aronofsky’s cast of Noah, which stars Russell Crowe as the Biblical ark builder. Watson is in discussions to play Ila, a young woman who develops a close relationship with Noah’s son, Shem. That role will be played by Douglas Booth, with Logan Lerman playing Noah’s other son, Ham. Still to be cast is Noah’s wife–Jennifer Connelly is one of the actresses in contention–and Noah’s nemesis. The film’s being co-financed by Paramount and New Regency. Deadline.com
Emma Watson is in talks for the young female lead in Darren Aronofsky’s “Noah,” and would play Ila, a young girl Noah rescues who later experiences a miracle. Variety.com
Aronofsky wrote the screenplay with Ari Mandel, deciding to portray the titular Biblical hero as “a man who loves Earth and all of its animal inhabitants, but has become disillusioned with the way humans have treated their planet.” It is also said to focus on Noah’s alcoholic tendencies, but it won’t take the usual Aronofsky twist, as this time it will be a PG-13 journey. TheFilmStage.com
Noah is officially described as “a close adaptation of the Biblical story of Noah’s Ark. In a world ravaged by human sin, Noah is given a divine mission: to build an Ark to save creation from the coming flood. The screenplay was written by Aronofsky and Ari Handel and revised by Academy Award®-nominated screenwriter John Logan (Gladiator, Hugo).” FilmThrasher.com
(Another fun fact: Emma recently started following Aronofsky on Twitter.)
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