- BATMAN AINT DOING NOAH BUT MAGNETO MIGHT
|Michael Fassbender for Noah|
Variety reports that Oscar winner Christian Bale -- said to be the first choice of director Darren Aronofsky to play the title role in his Biblical epic – is no longer attached to the film as he is already committed himself to two Terrence Malick movies that he's slated to shoot next year, that schedule seems to conflict with Noah.
The trade claims X-Men: First Class actor Michael Fassbender is now being eyed for the role of Noah: "While Fassbender has not yet received an official offer, sources tell Variety that he has discussed the part with Aronofsky. Fassbender finds himself available now that WB's Londongrad has stalled following the departure of helmer Rupert Wyatt, whom Fassbender was keen to work with."
Paramount and New Regency aim to begin production on Noah in March. John Logan penned the most recent draft of an original script by Aronofsky and Ari Handel.