Sneak peek at ‘Noah’ to air in Super Bowl
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Sneak peek at ‘Noah’ to air in Super Bowl

Darren Aronofsky’s epic movie on the biblical flood, starring Russell Crowe and laden with special effects, hits theaters in March

Renee Ghert-Zand is a reporter and feature writer for The Times of Israel.

Russell Crowe in 'Noah' (photo credit: YouTube screenshot)
Russell Crowe in 'Noah' (photo credit: YouTube screenshot)

Do you have ScarJo-SodaStream fatigue? Has all the controversial discourse about setting the bubbles free left you feeling a little flat? Then maybe its time to plunge in to the rest of the Super Bowl pre-game ad hype.

Next on the must-see list for Jewish football fans is the Big Game spot for Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky’s upcoming biblical epic, “Noah.” Paramount hopes moviegoers will flood in to theaters beginning March 28 to see its big release starring Russell Crowe. Anthony Hopkins, Emma Watson, and Jennifer Connelly co-star.

This is Noah like you’ve never seen him… at least not in Hebrew school. Get ready to be swept away as the hero of the second portion of the weekly Torah reading cycle protects his family and saves the innocent as a spectacular amount of CGI-generated water bears down on the world.

Aronofsky, who grew up in a Conservative Jewish family in Brooklyn, New York, studied at a yeshiva during a trip to Israel as a young man. His films often feature Jewish actresses, including Natalie Portman, Winona Ryder, Mila Kunis, and Rachel Weisz, and deal with Jewish characters or biblical subject matter.

It’s all just a good reminder that it’s not the end of the world if the team you’re rooting for (that would be either the Seattle Seahawks or the Denver Broncos) doesn’t win this Sunday at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.

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