Fan power gets Crowe to Irish 'Noah' premiere
Published 26/03/2014 | 02:30
The Irish premiere will take place first, with the cast walking the red carpet at O'Connell Street's Savoy Cinema around midday. Once Crowe has signed a sufficient amount of posters and posed for photos with fans, he will jump aboard a plane and head over to the UK.
Last week, Crowe suggested an Irish premiere was on the cards when he asked his Twitter followers to send messages to Paramount Pictures requesting an Irish screening.
The non-stop tweets paid off and yesterday Paramount, which produced the €94m film, confirmed Crowe will be in Dublin this weekend.
'Noah' is being billed as the world's "original disaster story" and is already whipping up a storm of controversy.
Director Aronofsky has consistently described 'Noah' as the "the least biblical, biblical film ever made".
Unsurprisingly, Christian groups have criticised the film for not adhering to the Old Testament.
As part of the 'Noah' marketing campaign, Crowe attended an audience with Pope Francis and said it was "a privilege" to be invited.