There has already been plenty of talk about the movie Noah, which boasts a whole host of big name stars and is preparing for its big release later this month in the US, as well as many of other countries around the world. However, it has now been confirmed that there are three countries that have decided to ban Noah from being played on religious grounds.
It was recently announced that the countries Bahrain, United Arab Emirates and Qatar have all chosen to ban Noah from being played and it is expected that there will be more countries to follow in the build up to the movies release. Religious leaders have fought to get Noah banned , as they feel that it portrays Islam in a bad light.
The fatwa, which is the ruling which allows art to get banned under the laws of Islam, states the representations "provoke the feelings of believers... and are forbidden in Islam and a clear violation of Islamic law." It is also believed that the likes of Egypt, Kuwait and Jordan will all follow suit and ban Noah from being played in their countries.
Noah boasts an all-star cast which includes such names as Emma Watson, Logan Lerman, Jennifer Connelly, Douglas Booth, Anthony Hopkins and Ray Winstone, with Russell Crowe in the titular role of Noah. Director Darren Aronofsky has helmed the movie, which he also had a hand in writing the screenplay for. Noah will open on March 28 in the US, before then hitting the big screen in the UK on April 4.
Check out the Noah trailer below.