Scarlett Johansson up for the role of Elena in UNCHARTED Film?
David O'Russell is currently prepping up for his next film, which will be the big screen adaptation of the hit video game Uncharted: Drakes Fortune. Mark Wahlberg has proclaimed that he's already set to play Nathan Drake, now the director of the film has revealed that he's interested in bringing in Scarlett Johansson to play Elena in the movie, which is a pretty solid choice. I can easily see her taking on the role.
Here's a little Q&A from O'Russell's interview with Empire in,
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 do you think about Johansson possibly taking on the role of Elena in Uncharted?