Emma Watson Could Set Sail In Darren Aronofsky’s ‘Noah’

Actress reportedly in talks to follow up ‘Perks of Being a Wallflower’ and ‘The Bling Ring’ with biblical epic.
By Kevin P. Sullivan
Emma Watson
Photo: Getty Images In her post-“Harry Potter” career, Emma Watson has already racked up some impressive credits with grade-A filmmakers. Last year, she had a supporting role in the well-received My Week With Marilyn,” and she just wrapped her turn as a bad girl in Sofia Coppola’s “The Bling Ring.” Now, Deadline New York is reporting that Watson is in talks for a role in Darren Aronofsky’s biblical epic, “Noah.” Watson would play Ila, a young woman on that famous ark, who, according to Deadline, develops a “close relationship” with the character Shem, played by Douglas Booth. “Noah” will feature Russell Crowe as the title character, the man who gathers two of every animal and builds an enormous boat to continue life on Earth after an apocalyptic flood. The ambitious project has added a few other castmembers in recent weeks with Watson’s “Perks of Being a Wallflower” co-star Logan Lerman and Booth both signing on to play Noah’s sons Ham and Shem, respectively. Watson may have been sending her fans a small hint about potentially joining the film. On May 22, the actress tweeted, “Just added @DarrenAronofsky. I love his work. P.S. don’t be put off by his profile picture! : ) x.” Just added @DarrenAronofsky. I love his work. P.s don’t be put off by his profile picture! : ) x— Emma Watson (@EmWatson) May 22, 2012 Watson should have an eventful few months if she eventually signs on to “Noah.” Aronofsky is reportedly seeking a July start date for an eventual release in March of 2014. Her next film, “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” is set for a limited in September, and “The Bling Ring” should hit theaters sometime next year. For breaking news, celebrity columns, humor and more — updated around the clock — visit

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