Sir Anthony Hopkin's has joined an already impressive cast for director Darren Aronofsky's ("Black Swan") adaptation of the biblical story of "Noah".
Aronofsky made the casting announcement via his Twitter account, saying:
i'm honored to be working with the great sir anthony hopkins. we just added him to the stellar cast of #Noah; #methuselahlives.
As the tweet indicated Hopkin's will be playing Methuselah, Noah's grandfather and the oldest man in the Hebrew Bible. Methuselah, who had lived centuries, 969 years according to the tale, died seven days before the flood.
Aronofsky directs a cast that includes Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Saoirse Ronan, Douglas Booth, Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ray Winstone and Anthony Hopkins.
"Noah" is in production now and is due out in AMC Theatres on March 28, 2014.