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Anthony Hopkins to play Russell Crowe’s grandfather in "Noah"

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Cast member Anthony Hopkins attends the premiere of "Thor" at the El Capitan theatre in HollywoodLOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) – Anthony Hopkins is going to play Russell Crowe's grandfather in "Noah." "The Silence of the Lambs" Oscar winner will take on the part of Methuselah in Darren Aronofsky's biblical epic, a spokeswoman for Paramount Pictures told TheWrap. Aronofsky himself broke the news on Twitter Monday morning. For those needing an Old Testament brush-up, Methuselah is the oldest person in the Hebrew Bible, clocking in at 969 years. His death postponed the great flood by seven days; a reprieve that God allowed in recognition of his strong moral character. …

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