Christian Bale In Talks For Aronofsky's NOAH
From Dark Knight to Biblical boatman? Word is out that Christian Bale is in talks to star in Darren Aronofsky's big budget, fantasy oriented adaptation of the story of Noah. There are still a lot of things that have to happen before the film is a go - Aronofsky has to secure another $65 million in financing, for one thing - but Bale is the sort of actor that makes perfect sense for this, someone who can leverage a string of huge box office successes without giving up an ounce of indie sensibility.
Noah currently has Fox subsidiary New Regency on the hook for half of the budget with Aronofsky in talks with three major stuios - Fox proper, Paramount and Summit - to try and secure the rest. He won't be able to finalize a deal with Bale until that deal is done but a commitment from Bale that he wants to do the film - with final numbers to be negotiated later - will probably be enough to get the money in place.
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