18 Surprising Things You Didn't Know About the Noah’s Ark Story, & the Russel Crowe Film!-SliderPhoto


15. The titular role of Noah, played by Russell Crowe in the upcoming film, was first offered to Christian Bale and Michael Fassbender, both of whom declined. Bale will star as the one and only, Moses, in Ridley Scott’s upcoming epic, Exodus. We actually think Crowe was the right choice and we have no hard feelings because we cannot wait to hear Christian Bale’s rendition of Let My People Go. Oh, that won’t be in the film? All well…

16. The film was banned in Pakistan, Bahrain, Qatar, and UAE prior to its release, because the local governments claim it goes against the teachings of Islam. The film was also banned in Egypt as it violates Islamic law and could “provoke the feelings of believers.” Censorship laws are fascinating, aren’t they?