Darren Aronofsky readies new productions
Since his lauded 2010 drama, Black Swan, Darren Aronofsky has been circling various projects, with films about heroes both Biblical and American in the works, respectively, in the form of Noah and a just-announced George Washington biopic.
Aronofsky is currently in the pre-production stage of Noah, which stars Russell Crowe as the flood-weathering patriarch and reportedly has Saoirse Ronan (Hanna) and Jennifer Connelly (the director's own Requiem for a Dream) in talks for roles as well. Variety just confirmed the filmmaker is also attached to the Washington movie, tentatively titled The General, as both director and producer.
Additionally, Aronofsky has been associated with Get Happy, a Judy Garland biopic slated to star Anne Hathaway, and he's been pinpointed as the director of the first episode of HBO's Hobgoblin, a World War II-era drama penned by literary couple Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman.
Keep in mind, however, that Aronofsky has a long history of parting ways with projects in their early stages--at one point or another, he was attached to the comic-book reboot that became Batman Begins, the RoboCop remake now currently underway, and The Wolverine, the latest adventure for Hugh Jackman's clawed mutant. So don't be surprised if these other productions change hands before long--in the meantime, however, Noah seems to be sailing along slowly, with a scheduled release in spring of 2014.