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David O Russell talks about the Uncharted film and who could play Elena – Scarlett Johansson?


sjDavid O Russell’s The Fighter has had some great reviews. He is now working on bringing the Uncharted video game to the big screen. Mark Wahlberg has been attached to the role of Drake although we still await confirmation on that.

In a recent interview with Empire magazine Russell spoke about Uncharted and he would like Amy Adams or Scarlett Johannson to play 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.

Would Johansson or Adams work as Elena? Mind you they could always go with Emily Rose who voices Elena in the video game.


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