Russell Crowe Won’t Meet The Pope

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Pope Francis and upcoming Noah’s star Russel Crowe won’t meet in Rome, as rumors have it. According to studio executives the meeting between the pair was never scheduled.
Russell Crowe is staying in Rome for the Italian premiere of Noah scheduled for Tuesday, March 18th. According to rumors, Paramount executives suggested Crowe and the Pope should have a meeting on Wednesday, March 19th. However, their spokesman said “a meeting was never scheduled”.

Oscar-winner Crowe hoped to have the opportunity to meet the Pope in person while staying in Rome. It was, however, revealed that their proposal for the meeting was turned down by the Vatican.

Earlier this year Russel had his own Twitter campaign in order to arrange a movie screening for the leader. He urged his fans to repost his Twitter message, “Dear Holy Father… Noah film. Screening? The message of the film is powerful, fascinating, resonant… Villagers (fans), given his environmental focus/scholarly knowledge, trying to screen Noah for Pope Francis… You help? Retweet previous.”

Director Darren Aronofsky was recently criticized for portraying Noah’s persona as a dark character, and the movie is still being discussed among church leaders globally.
The American premiere is scheduled for March.

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