“I’d like to thank Paramount and Regency for backing my team’s work to breathe new life into the biblical epic,” says Aronofsky in a statement.
The Black Swan director continues,
“I rejoice that Russell Crowe will be by my side on this adventure. It’s his immense talent that helps me to sleep at night. I look forward to being wowed by him every day.”
The movie, which will begin filming this summer, is already slated to be released on March 28, 2014.