Vatican Noah

March 19, 2014 - 1:34 PM
Actor Russell Crowe, right, attends Pope Francis' general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, March 19, 2014. Crowe and the makers of the big-budget film "Noah" attended Pope Francis' general audience Wednesday but didn't get what they most wanted: a papal meeting and photo-op. Crowe had lobbied hard for a papal thumbs up for his film and the ensuing publicity a Francis blessing would bring. The film has been banned in much of the Muslim world because of its depiction of the prophet, while U.S. conservatives have complained it took liberties with the Biblical account of the flood. (AP Photo/Str)