Oscar winner Russell Crowe jetting into Dublin this weekend for Noah premiere
Published 25/03/2014 | 08:33
Actor Russell Crowe will be the star guest of honour at the Dublin premiere of his latest film, Noah.
The Oscar winner will jet into Dublin this Saturday to attend the VIP screening of his epic blockbuster at the Savoy cinema.
His arrival marks the latest high profile premiere guest to visit Ireland for their movie premiere in recent months, including the cast of Anchorman and Tom Cruise's appearance last year for Oblivion.
Crowe, who has just returned from a trip to see the Pope in Italy, is currently promoting his newest film alongside co-stars Jennifer Connelly and Emma Watson, although it's believed the two female leads won't be visiting Dublin with him.
The film, which will be released next month, has proven more controversial than expected with several Middle Eastern countries banning it, for allegedly contradicting Islam.
"'The Holy Father showed a great level of consistency with the things he’s been saying and things he’s been doing...It was an incredible privilege to be invited," the actor said of his audience with Pope Francis, who gave the film his blessing.
"Given the amount of controversy surrounding this film, and has been surrounding it for a year now, the fact we were invited to the Vatican was extremely kind."
Noah opens across Ireland on April 4th 2014.