20 July 2024

David O Russell Talks Uncharted and the Possibility of Scarlett Johansson playing Elena

Today in the UK & Ireland saw the release of David O Russell’s THE FIGHTER (review coming soon) and the feedback from themovie so far has been very good. Now the  attentions for Russell now focus elsewhere with Playstation game Unchartered looking like his next project the talk so far is that Mark Whalberg is in line to play the lead  Drake though not confirmed but  in a recent chat with Empire magazine he mentioned he would like Amy Adams or possibly Scarlett Johannson to play the role of Elena:

What is the situation with your Uncharted movie script? It seems such a natural game to turn into a movie…
The game is very cinematic; there’s no question about it. 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. I’d love Mark to be in it, I’d love Bob De Niro to be in it; I love the idea of growing them into a cinematic family; I think that’s a really cool idea, but… I guess you’ll have to wait until you see the script.
What thoughts do you have about the love interest, Elena?
Ah, Elena. I’ve cultivated her quite a bit and I think I’ve added a lot of dimension to her so that’s all I’m going to say. I love the woman characters and the more robust they are, the more robust the movie.
From watching The Fighter, we would love Amy Adams to play Elena…
Oh I would love that too, I love Amy. I also love Scarlett Johansson; there’s a lot of great actors I think might suit. Hopefully, we’ll see how it works out with everybody who are being scoped to do that role…
What’s the situation with Two Guns?
Well that’s a picture that I think would be fantastic to make, but I would like to look at the script and then we’ll take it from there… You know, a kind of a Butch and Sundance thing but in a contemporary setting – but even weirder because they don’t really know who the other person is, you know, so I think that could be a very cool project but we have to clear up Uncharted first.

So what do you think  Adams or Johansson? Personally I only know the games through the tv adverts and the magazine ads but like many directors they have there favourites and Whalberg and now Amay Adams whom he both worked with on The Fighter could be the likely choices..


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