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Are Darren Aronofsky And Paramount Bumping Heads Over Noah?

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10/17/2013 7:10 pm
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Are Darren Aronofsky And Paramount Bumping Heads Over Noah?
Media Courtesy of Geek Tyrant

Adrienne Contreras

Staff Writer

Darren Aronofsky’s big-budget film Noah is set to release on March 28 of next year, but reportedly the director and Paramount are at odds over the final cut of the movie. According to The Hollywood Reporter recent test screenings have produced “troubling reactions.” The 125 million dollar epic, which stars Russell Crowe as Noah and includes a cast of Emma Watson, Douglas Booth, Jennifer Connelly, Logan Lerman, and Anthony Hopkins, has undergone test screenings recently for some target groups in New York (mostly Jewish audience), Arizona (Christians), and Orange County, California (general public). Apparently these screenings have generated results that worry Paramount, but sources have said that Aronofsky has been resistant to any changes. A talent rep with ties to the project told The Holloywood Reporter, “[Aronofsky] is not made for studio films. He’s very dismissive. He doesn’t care about [Paramount’s] opinion.” This is Aronofsky’s first real Hollywood blockbuster, although his last film Black Swan brought in a profit of over 300 million dollars. Noah will rely heavily on CGI effects and will not have any real animals in the film. Instead they have created altered versions of actual animals and made-up fantastical creatures. Despite the reports of a “spar” between Paramount and Aronofsky, Paramount vice chairman Rob Moore has said that Noah is going through a “normal preview process” and that the studio was aware the film would be complicated so they "allowed for a very long postproduction period, which allowed for a lot of test screenings." Aronofsky’s rep said, “This is a long and collaborative process, and [Aronofsky] and the studio are working together to make the best version of his movie that they can. To comment on anonymous quotes only gives time and space to false rumors and gossip.”


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