Loosely based on the story of Noah's Ark, this movie stars Russell Crowe as Noah, a man chosen by God for a great task, before an apocalyptic flood destroys the world.
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While Aronofsky's film marks the first full-scale epic based on the Noah story, it is by no means the first time showbiz has tackled the tale. It's been the subject of a number of adaptations, from animated films to a Broadway musical starring Danny Kaye ('Two By Two'). What is believed to be the first movie about Noah, however, dates to 1928 and 'Noah's Ark,' a silent-talkie hybrid directed by 'Casablanca' Helmer Michael Curtiz. That film has become known for its climactic flood scene, in which two extras drowned and a number of others were seriously injured. Among the extras participating in that scene: a young actor and props-department employee named Marion "Duke" Morrison -- who would later go on to make a name for himself as John Wayne. Read More