Mark Wahlberg going to “Uncharted” territories with David O. Russell
By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: A few weeks back, we worked hard behind the scenes to interview Joe Flanigan, star of “Stargate: Atlantis,” because his dedicated fan base flooded our inbox saying Flanigan should play the lead in David O. Russell’s “Uncharted.” Flanigan spoke to us about his love of the Playstation game, and his interest in playing adventurer Nathan Drake, whom he compared to Indiana Jones.
This goes to show you how quickly a story can shift in today’s entertainment industry.
Flanigan won’t even get a chance to audition for Drake because the part is going to Mark Wahlberg, who worked with Russell on “The Fighter” and “Three Kings.”
“David is one of the best writer/directors I’ve ever worked with,” Wahlberg told MTV. “The idea that he has is just insane. So hopefully we’ll be making that movie this summer.”
Wahlberg went on to say Russell would like to reunite Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci in supporting roles, but that hasn’t been confirmed.
So I apologize to those dedicated Flanigan fans. We loved the idea of Joe as Drake, but it looks like it’s Wahlberg who won Russell over.
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