Connelly has long been discussed as the most likely choice for the role of Noah's wife, and according to the Variety report, producers had sought her for weeks, before offering a deal to Connolly yesterday (June 18).
The actress will star opposite Russell Crowe in the story of the flood that ended the world and a single ship that saved humanity.
Connolly has a history with both Aronofsky and Crowe. She won an Academy Award for her role in Ron Howard's "A Beautiful Mind," where she also starred as Crowe's wife. Connolly also had a harrowing role in Aronofsky's breakout film, "Requiem for a Dream."
The actress joins an already impressive cast that includes Crowe, Ray Winstone, Emma Watson, Logan Lerman, and Douglas Booth. Filming is expected to begin shortly.
"Noah" is scheduled for release on March 28, 2014.
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