Jennifer Connelly NoahDeadline three times has mentioned Jennifer Connelly as being the frontrunner to re-team with A Beautiful Mind‘s Russell Crowe and play his wife in Noah, the Darren Aronofsky-directed Biblical epic that also will star Ray Winstone, Emma Watson, Logan Lerman and Douglas Booth. Sure enough, now reports are surfacing that she’ll play the role. I’m not sure how much competition she had since the first time Deadline reported it on June 4. She was the only name we heard being taken seriously.