Kevin Durand joins the cast of <strong><em>Noah</em></strong>
Director Darren Aronofsky is bulking up his cast for Noah, both literally and figuratively, with 6'6" actor Kevin Durand signing on. Dakota Goyo, who starred in Real Steel alongside Kevin Durand, has also joined the cast as the younger version of Noah.

The story centers on the Biblical figure Noah (Russell Crowe), who has grown tired of the way humans have treated God's creation of Earth. Kevin Durand will play a 'watcher,' a massive giant who helps Noah and his family. Jennifer Connelly, Douglas Booth, and Logan Lerman star as Noah's wife and sons, with Emma Watson, Ray Winstone, and Anthony Hopkins also starring.

Darren Aronofsky is directing from a screenplay he co-wrote with Ari Handel. Production is slated to begin very soon, as evidenced by this set photo the director sent out last week.