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Anthony Hopkins boarding Noah's ark

Sir Anthony Hopkins in joining the cast of Darren Aronofsky's Biblical drama Noah.

The Thor star will play Methuselah, who according to the Bible was the oldest person in the world at 969 when the great flood struck earth.

Darren revealed on Twitter: "I'm honoured to be working with the great Sir Anthony Hopkins. We just added him to the stellar cast of ?Noah?. #methuselahlives."

Russell Crowe, will star as the Biblical ark builder. Jennifer Connelly is to be reunited with the Beautiful Minds star as Noah's wife.

Ray Winstone will play the villain in the film, while Douglas Booth and Logan Lerman are to play Russell's sons, with Emma Watson as the love interest for Douglas' character.

Production is due to begin in August, with filming taking place on location in New York and Iceland, with a 2014 release date set.

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