BALE JUMPS SHIP; WILL FASSBENDER BOARD 'NOAH'S' ARK?
EXCLUSIVE: Christian Bale has passed on Darren Aronofsky’s NOAH, and the filmmaker is now targeting Michael Fassbender for the title role in the biblical epic, Variety's Jeff Sneider reports. While Fassbender has not yet received an official offer, sources tell Variety that he has discussed the part with Aronofsky. Fassbender finds himself available now that WB’s LONDONGRAD has stalled following the departure of helmer Rupert Wyatt, whom Fassbender was keen to work with. Aronofsky and Ari Handel wrote the original script, which was subsequently rewritten by GLADIATOR scribe John Logan.