Earlier today, VARIETY broke the balls-out incredible news that Paramount Pictures is in negotiations to acquire The General, a George Washington biopic with Darren Aronofsky attached to direct, and the script was written by Adam Cooper and Bill Collage. Plot details are being kept strictly under wraps, but sources revealed to VARIETY that parallels could be made between the tone of The General and Clint Eastwood’s award-winning 1992 classic Unforgiven. As VARIETY reports: “Aronofsky is currently casting his Biblical epic ‘Noah’, which has Russell Crowe set to star as the title character. Aronofsky is also eyeing The Weinstein Co.’s Judy Garland biopic ‘Get Happy’, which has Anne Hathaway attached to play the ‘Wizard of Oz’ star. It’s unclear whether ‘The General’ or ‘Get Happy’ would serve as the helmer’s follow-up to ‘Noah’.” You can read the entire story by visiting VARIETY.com.