Darren Aronofsky's 'Noah' to Be Produced by Mary Parent (Exclusive)

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Mary Parent will produce Noah, Darren Aronofsky's take on the iconic Bible tale. The project from Paramount and New Regency also is being produced by Aronofsky and Scott Franklin.

Oscar-nominated screenwriter John Logan, whose credits include Gladiator and The Aviator, is rewriting a script by Aronofsky and Ari Handel.

Noah is one of several high-profile films that Parent, who landed a first-look production deal at Paramount in February, has become attached to in recent months. In August, she joined the producing lineup of Legendary Pictures’ Pacific Rim, the sci-fi movie being directed by Guillermo del Toro. And in October, Parent signed on to produce the sci-fi film Hyperdrive via her Disruption Entertainment shingle after Paramount acquired the hot spec script.

Parent is the former chairman of MGM's worldwide motion picture group; she left the studio in October 2010 -- while it was in the midst of a bankruptcy -- after a year of stalled production operations.

During her MGM tenure, which began in 2008, Parent released only a handful of films, include a remake of Fame (2009) and Hot Tub Time Machine (2010). Before MGM, she served as head of production at Universal and was a successful producer.

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