Crowe promises no sandals in Noah (+trailer)

Oscar-winner Russell Crowe was promised there would be no sandals worn in the biblical epic Noah.

The actor takes on the role of Noah in the adventure movie, which is due for release in March next year.

Directed by Darren Aronofsky, the film promises to break the rules.

"I don't think this is going to fit with anyone's imagined version of Noah," Crowe told Empire magazine.

"When Darren first called me up he said, 'Look, I'm going to tell you the title of the project I need you to do with me. I don't want you to say anything. Then I'm going to make two promises and then we're going to talk about it.'

"He told me the title, then he said, 'These are my two promises: one, you won't be required to wear sandals; and two, never at any stage will you be obligated to stand at the bow of a boat flanked by a giraffe and an elephant'."

In order to depict the story of the great flood, plenty of water was used during shooting.

Luckily 49-year-old Crowe found a way to deal with the wet conditions on set.

"It's a bit of the old Chinese water torture right now," he confessed.

"But the thing I do before every take is look out, watch the rain come on like watery fireworks, and accept the beauty of it. When you're underneath it, the way the light shines through it, it is beautiful."

Noah also stars Emma Watson and Jennifer Connelly and is released on March 27 in New Zealand.

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