If director David O. Russell has his way, Scarlett Johansson will join Mark Wahlberg on screen in the upcoming film adaptation of the Uncharted game series. Speaking to Empire, Russell reiterated that he’s still keen on the idea of casting Robert De Niro as Nathan Drake’s father, adding that he would ‘love’ Scarlett Johansson or possibly Amy Adams to play the role of Drake’s love interest, Elena.
Although most of the interview focuses on the director’s latest film, The Fighter, Russell sounded most enthused when discussing the Uncharted film. “The game is very cinematic; there’s no question about it,” said Russell when asked about the status of the film’s script. “That’s what I’m working on real hard and I’m writing it as we speak and I’m really excited to make it.”
News that Russell has his eye on Johansson follows confirmation from Mark Wahlberg that Russell wrote the parts for Nathan Drake’s father and uncle with Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci in mind. With Wahlberg already onboard to play Nathan Drake, the Uncharted movie just might have one the most star-studded cast a film adaptation of a game has ever seen – but that’s only if Russell manages to assemble his dream team of actors.
Feb 2, 2011
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