Director Darren Aronofsky has announced that Nick Nolte has joined the cast of his biblical epic Noah. He will play the Watcher Samyaza in the film, who was previously supposed to be played by Mark Margolis.
Aronofsky released the image above with the following caption,
just added the legend nick nolte as the watcher samyaza in #noah . long live the nephilim! it was an honor.
For those of you not familiar with what the nephillim are, they are the offspring of the "sons of God" or fallen angels, and the "daughters of men" human woman. They were giants who inhabited the land of Canaan.
I assume that Nolte will be providing the voice of the character, which might be the thing on the screen behind him.