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Paramount, New Regency To Produce Aronofsky's Noah

Paramount Pictures and New Regency Productions jointly announced today that Academy Award nominated director Darren Aronofsky will direct the feature film Noah, with Academy Award nominated screenwriter John Logan (Gladiator, The Aviator) coming aboard to re-write the script by Aronofsky & Ari Handel. Aronofsky and Scott Franklin will produce the movie.

Press Release from Paramount Pictures and New Regency Productions

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Oct. 3, 2011 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Paramount Pictures and New Regency Productions jointly announced today that Academy Award nominated director Darren Aronofsky will direct the feature film Noah, with Academy Award nominated screenwriter John Logan (Gladiator, The Aviator) coming aboard to re-write the script by Aronofsky & Ari Handel. Aronofsky and Scott Franklin will produce the movie.

"Since I was a kid, I have been moved and inspired by the story of Noah and his family's journey.  The imaginations of countless generations have sparked to this epic story of faith. It's my hope that I can present a window into Noah's passion and perseverance for the silver screen," said Aronofsky.

Aronofsky and Logan are repped by CAA.

ABOUT PARAMOUNT PICTURES CORPORATION

Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment, is a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands.  The company's labels include Paramount Pictures, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, MTV Films and Nickelodeon Movies.  PPC operations also include Paramount Digital Entertainment, Paramount Famous Productions, Paramount Home Entertainment, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc., Paramount Studio Group and Paramount Television & Digital Distribution.

ABOUT NEW REGENCY PRODUCTIONS INC.

Founded by Arnon Milchan, one of the most prolific and successful independent film producers of the past 30 years, New Regency Productions Inc. is engaged in the production and distribution of motion pictures throughout the world through strategic alliances with the world's leading media and entertainment companies.  In addition to its library of over 100 titles, upcoming New Regency film releases include What's your Number?, starring Anna Faris and Chris Evans; In Time, directed by Andrew Niccol and starring Amanda Seyfried and Justin Timberlake; Darkest Hour and Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked.

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