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Published On: Fri, Feb 28th, 2014

Paramount issues statement on ‘Noah’ addressing concerns by Christians

Christians have been vocal about their concerns with Hollywood’s upcoming film Noah and the creator’s efforts to be faithful to scripture.

Will Russell Crowe and 'Noah' help or hurt other Hollywood adaptations from the Bible?

Will Russell Crowe and ‘Noah’ help or hurt other Hollywood adaptations from the Bible?

Back when director Darren Aronofsky took the job he mentioned it was ‘not a religious film’ so the studio is attempting to quell concerns.

The movie’s official website will contain the following statement:

“The film is inspired by the story of Noah. While artistic license has been taken, we believe that this film is true to the essence, values, and integrity of a story that is a cornerstone of faith for millions of people worldwide. The biblical story of Noah can be found in the book of Genesis.”

This language can already be found on the film’s official website.

Dr. Jerry A. Johnson, CEO of the National Religious Broadcasters, called for such language during a panel discussion Sunday night at the NRB International Christian Media Convention, as TheBlaze previously reported.

Johnson said that explanatory language would help “audiences better understand that the feature film is a dramatization of the major scriptural themes and not a line-by-line retelling of the Bible story,” according to a press release distributed by National Religious Broadcasters Thursday evening.

Noah stars Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Emma Watson, Logan Lerman, Douglas Booth, Ray Winstone and Anthony Hopkins.

Noah opens in theaters March 28, 2014

 

 

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  1. Dee says:

    It’s good that Noah stars at least two Jewish actors (Jennifer Connelly, whose mother is Jewish, and Logan Lerman, who is just Jewish).

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