Paramount, New Regency to Back Darren Aronofsky's 'Noah'

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After months of negotiations, Paramount and New Regency announced on Monday a deal make Noah, with Darren Aronofsky attached to direct the big-screen version of the iconic Bible tale.

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

Aronofsky, nominated for the best director Oscar last year for Black Swan, will produce the movie with Scott Franklin.

“Since I was a kid, I have been moved and inspired by the story of Noah and his family's journey," Aronofsky said in a statement. "The imaginations of countless generations have sparked to this epic story of faith. It's my hope that I can present a window into Noah's passion and perseverance for the silver screen."

Aronofsky and Logan are represented by CAA.

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