When I first heard of the new film Noah starring Russell Crowe, I have to admit I thought it sounded a bit like an SNL parody. But after checking out the cast (Emma Watson, Jennifer Connelly, Logan Lerman, Anthony Hopkins, Nick Nolte, Frank Langella) and then seeing it was headed up by director, Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan, The Wrestler, Requiem for a Dream) – I gave it a rethink. This time of the year is traditionally when the studios dump their turkeys – if a film is any good, it’s usually released in the fall or pushed as a summer blockbuster. To promote the film, Brooklynite Aronofsky has curated an exhibit, “Fountains of the Deep: Visions of Noah and the Flood” that features some 50 artists like Karen Kilimnik, Mike and Doug Starn, Erik Parker, Nan Goldin and Ugo Rondinone. “When I asked Russell Crowe to star in Noah, I promised him one thing,” wrote Aronofsky in an introduction to the show, “I would never shoot him standing on the bow of a houseboat with two giraffes sticking up behind him. That’s the image most people have in their heads and I didn’t want to give people the ‘Noah and the Ark’ that they were expecting . . . it’s one of humankind’s oldest stories, but I wanted it to feel fresh, immediate and real.” Check out the trailer here. I missed the SoHo opening last night, but Aronofsky has been posting these images on Twitter. The film opens on March 28 and the show runs through March 28 at 462 West Broadway, New York.