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27/02/2014 07:08 GMT | Updated 27/02/2014 07:59 GMT

'Dear Holy Father': Russell Crowe Uses Twitter To Beg The Pope To Watch His Film Noah

Russell Crowe stars in the forthcoming epic 'Noah' and he really wants the Pope to see it.

No, he really, really wants him to see it. So much so he has clogged his twitter feed with needy requests:

Crowe plays Noah in Darren Aronofsky's big-budget take on the Biblical story of one man who suffers visions of an apocalyptic deluge, and takes measures to protect his family from the coming flood.

Anthony Hopkins plays Methuselah and is joined by an all-star cast, including Emma Watson, Douglas Booth, Jennifer Connelly, Nick Nolte, Ray Winstone and Frank Langella.

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Russell Crowe plays Noah in the forthcoming film of the same name

The film has already run into controversy and is attracting criticism from religious groups.

“I like Russell Crowe, but when you get Russell Crowe, you get Russell Crowe — You get the tough guy, not Noah,” Dan Gainor, for the Christian Media Research Center told The Christian Post.

“It’s laughable what’s in the trailers,” he added, arguing “this is not some attempt to tell the Bible story — they want to make it into an action adventure.”

No word as of yet from Pope Francis.

The film is due in cinemas from the beginning of April, a week earlier in the US. Trailer below...