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Russell Crowe 'surprised' by extent of Noah controversy

Russell Crowe 'surprised' by extent of Noah controversy

Apr 1 2014, 4:12am CDT | by

Russell Crowe was ''surprised'' by the ''volume'' of controversy surrounding 'Noah'. The Hollywood star hits the big screen as the titular character in the forthcoming film and although he...

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Russell Crowe 'surprised' by extent of Noah controversy

Apr 1 2014, 4:12am CDT | by

Russell Crowe was ''surprised'' by the ''volume'' of controversy surrounding 'Noah'.

The Hollywood star hits the big screen as the titular character in the forthcoming film and although he anticipated criticism he didn't expect it would go as far as it has.

The film has been banned in numerous countries, including Pakistan, Bahrain, Qatar, UAE and the Middle East, among other places, because the governments of those countries believe it contradicts the teachings of Islam and some religious groups claim the story has been inaccurately portrayed.

Talking at the film's premiere in London's Leicester Square on Monday (31.03.14), he told BANG Showbiz: ''I think when you go to a movie like this you understand that there is going to be a lot of ... controversy.

''I was surprised by the volume of it. Because you are talking about people, who by and large, are making comments based on their imagination of what it might be in a movie that they haven't seen. So it's like, 'what'?!''

The 49-year-old actor shot scenes on an Icelandic beach and kept finding small stones in unwanted places days after filming.

Crowe previously said: ''That was pretty much all day lying around naked and they have these little stones, right, it's kind of as the lava meets the sea and they get smoothed off and what have you... these stones get really round.

''It was like four days (after shooting the scene), you're still getting dressed in the morning and these little stones are falling out and it's like, 'Where has that been for four days?'''

Director Darren Aronofsky, Emma Watson, Jennifer Connelly, Ray Winstone and

Logan Lerman all attended the film's London premiere.

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Matt Bomer Joins THE NICE GUYS; Keegan-Michael Key and Regina Hall in VACATION Reboot; Pierce Brosnan to Create Designer Drug in URGE

Sep 30 2014 4:25pm CDT | Source: Collider

How about some more casting news?  Here’s what’s coming at a glance: Matt Bomer just joined Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe in The Nice Guys. New Line’s Vacation reboot just picked up Keegan-Michael Key and Regina Hall. Pierce Brosnan is locked to headline Urge for first-time feature director Aaron Kaufman. Hit the jump for more on all three films. Shane Black’s been working on The Nice Guys for a while now, over five years in fact, but ever since news broke that Gosling and Crowe were ...
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Casting: Brosnan, Ory, Bomer, Simmons, Key

Sep 29 2014 5:08pm CDT | Source: dark horizons

Urge Pierce Brosnan has signed on to star in Aaron Kaufman's dramatic thriller "Urge". Kaufman co-penned the script with Jason Zumwalt and Jerry Stahl. Filming begins this October in New York. The story follows a group of friends holidaying on an island destination who try a new designer drug that makes them lose their ability to control their urges. Brosnan will play the creator and distributor of the narcotic. [Source: Deadline] Dead Rising Meghan Ory, ...
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Crowe, Sandler Were Original "Collateral" Stars

Sep 26 2014 9:32pm CDT | Source: dark horizons

There has been much debate over Michael Mann's films over the past decade-and-a-half, though one that seems to be universally liked is 2004's "Collateral". At one time though, it turns out neither Tom Cruise or Jamie Foxx were slated to star. Instead, it was going to be a vehicle for Adam Sandler and Russell Crowe. Talking about his upcoming cyber warfare thriller "Blackhat," Mann tells THR: "Nothing's wrong with Adam Sandler, but it ki ...
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6 weeks ago

Shane Black's The Nice Guys Set For 2016

Sep 2 2014 12:41pm CDT | Source: Empire Online

Russell Crowe and Ryan Reynolds officially aboardThat moved along quickly: Back in June, we reported that Iron Man 3 director Shane Black was considering noir thriller The Nice Guys as one of several projects he’s juggling in development. Then, the casting was merely a wish list, but he’s clearly locked in chosen actors, with Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe on board and Warner Bros. setting a June 17, 2016 release date for the movie. ...
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6 weeks ago

WINTER’S TALE Blu-ray Review

Sep 2 2014 7:00am CDT | Source: Collider

Quentin Tarantino has complained about how one of the biggest problems with American cinema is that it’s afraid of big emotions.  Of melodrama that might descend into camp (or perhaps is camp to begin with).  And it’s true, more movies are likely to adapt an ironic distance than go for something earnest.  There’s a reason for that: when earnest doesn’t work, you get films like The Postman and The Room.  But that means some ...
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8 weeks ago

Shane Black to Direct THE DESTROYER Adaptation for Sony

Aug 21 2014 1:30pm CDT | Source: Collider

It was pretty much a given that Kiss Kiss Bang Bang helmer Shane Black would have some heat coming off of directing the $1.5 billion-grossing Iron Man 3, but the guy is amassing a seriously stacked docket of upcoming projects.  The latest one to be added is an adaptation of the long-running Warren Murphy book series The Destroyer.  Sony Pictures announced today that Black will direct a feature film adaptation of ...
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8 weeks ago

Akiva Goldsman May Pen New Draft of THE RING 3D

Aug 21 2014 11:24am CDT | Source: Collider

Yes, Akiva Goldsman is an Academy Award-winning screenwriter, but have you seen Winter’s Tale?  That’s the kind of movie that is so bad, it could wind up becoming a warped classic for that very reason.  In fact, the group I saw it with still hasn’t stopped talking about it.  “I like pecans,” “I have a chicken,” Colin Farrell’s haircut, Russell Crowe’s finger-painting – the list of absurdities could go on and on. Even though A Beautiful Mind is quite ...
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