Russell Crowe's New Movie Noah 'Re-Cut By Studio'
Studio reportedly added Christian rock song to end of abortive cut of Darren Aronofsky's biblical epic...
More details have emerged regarding the troubled production of Russell Crowe movie Noah.
Directed by Darren Aronofsky of Black Swan and The Wrestler fame, the unconventional biblical epic apparently worried studio execs so much that they gave it a drastic re-cut.
The resulting version of the movie - which also stars Emma Watson and Ray Winstone - was described by The New Yorker as "an 86-minute beatitude that began with a montage of religious imagery and ended with a Christian rock song".
But the new version of the movie apparently tested worse with audiences than the director's cut - so Paramount decided to go with that.
Aronofsky is quoted as commenting: "Noah is the least biblical biblical film ever made.
"I don't give a f**k about the test scores! My films are outside the scores.
"Ten men in a room trying to come up with their favourite ice cream are going to agree on vanilla. I'm the Rocky Road guy."
Aronofsky is reported to have relinquished final cut on the film in order to secure a £96m budget.
The film has already been banned by three Arab countries because it conflicts with the teachings of Islam.