Russell Crowe stars as Noah in Darren Aronofsky's upcoming film "Noah," and now Paramount has offered a first look at the Oscar winner in costume.
Crowe has been filming "Noah" in Iceland, alongside fellow cast members Jennifer Connelly, Emma Watson, Logan Lerman, Ray Winstone and Anthony Hopkins.
Aronofsky's biblical epic, which tells the story of Noah's Ark, is scheduled for release on March 28, 2014. The director -- whose last film was the global smash "Black Swan" -- tweeted a picture of the set being built last month.
"Make thee an ark of gopher wood," reads Genesis 6:14, "with rooms shalt thou make the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch."
For his part, Crowe has been tweeting up a storm while in Iceland, discussing the inclement weather and dangerous filming conditions.
Check out the full look at Crowe as Noah below. "Noah" is out next year.
"<a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0110889/" target="_hplink">Priest</a>," a depiction of <a href="http://www.sfgate.com/entertainment/article/Priest-Faces-Fire-and-Brimstone-Catholics-3038800.php" target="_hplink">homosexuality in the priesthood</a>, drew the <a href="http://articles.latimes.com/1995-03-25/news/mn-46939_1_general-release" target="_hplink">ire of the Catholic League</a> when it was released in 1994.
Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979)
Monty Python's "Life of Brian" was so contentious when it was released -- <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/8833320/The-Life-of-Brian-When-Monty-Python-took-on-God.html" target="_hplink">it angered Catholics, Jews and others</a> -- that <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-13856561" target="_hplink">the BBC made a comedic film for TV about the controversy</a>, "<a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2046493/Monty-Pythons-Life-Of-Brian-caused-uproar-release-BBC-drama-reveals.html" target="_hplink">Holy Flying Circus</a>."
The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)
Based on a 1955 novel that was banned by the Catholic Church (and whose author was excommunicated by the Greek Orthodox Church), Martin Scorsese's "The Last Temptation of Christ" was <a href="http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/cultureshock/flashpoints/theater/lasttemptation.html" target="_hplink">called blasphemous by Christian groups</a> before it was even released. Thousands of theaters later refused to screen the film. Still, <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/1988/08/13/movies/the-last-temptation-of-christ-opens-to-protests-but-good-sales.html?pagewanted=all&src=pm" target="_hplink">people lined up to see it</a>.
The Golden Compass (2007)
"The Golden Compass," the first in a trilogy of fantasy films, was <a href="http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1573421/golden-compass-angering-christian-groups.jhtml" target="_hplink">decried by the Catholic League</a> as "selling atheism to kids" and denounced by Focus on the Family for encouraging people to reject God. The protests may have <a href="http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/christian-protests-may-leave-philip-pullmans-trilogy-as-one-of-a-kind-870833.html" target="_hplink">prevented the rest of the trilogy from ever being made</a>.