Darren Aronofsky has been busy working the corners to drum up funding for his Biblical epic Noah, but pimping ain’t easy. The Black Swan director already got New Regency to put up half the cost of the $130 million budget, and now funding seems like a lock with the news that Christian Bale is in talks to star.
Since Bale is like sugar to foreign markets (England loves screaming), it’s expected that bringing him aboard will cause Summit, Paramount, and Fox to get into a rake-fight over the chance to pick up the remaining costs. Cinematographer Matthew Libatique commented in a statement I just made up, “I’m very excited for the opportunity to be cursed out by Bale in front of a full crew. It’s always been a dream of mine to be belittled by Batman. No further questions.” (Vulture)