Russell Crowe and Liam Neeson are reportedly being courted by Darren Aronofsky for his biblical epic Noah.
The Black Swan director is to tell the classic apocalyptic tale of Noah's Ark on the big screen and wants Master and Commander star Russell to play the title role, Deadline reports.
Aronofsky is also said to want The Grey star Liam for another unknown role.
The only other major character known to be in Aronofsky's version of the Bible story, which he has already published as a graphic novel, is the villain of the film, who argues against Noah's faith, while he is building his massive ship in preparation for the coming flood.
Christian Bale and Michael Fassbender were among those previously linked to the role of Noah.
The film is expected to begin filming this summer to be released next year.