We already know that David O. Russell’s adaptation of “Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune” will star Mark Wahlberg in the title role and, with any luck, Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci as two members of his fortune-seeking family.
But it won’t be an entirely testosterone driven affair, as Russell told MTV News on the red carpet of the 83rd Annual Academy Awards that he’s looking to cast some pivotal female roles.
“There’s going to be some women,” he said. “Listen, there’s going to be romance and sex, I promise! Otherwise, I’m not interested! That’s why I love Amy Adams and Melissa Leo and the sisters in ’The Fighter.'”
Who might those women be? Russell wasn’t giving anything away, but that didn’t stop Wahlberg from tossing out suggestions when we spoke with him on the red carpet.
Whoever winds up in “Uncharted,” Russell said he’s simply excited to explore “a really dope crime family in the world of antiquities and art.” And while the movie likely won’t earn an R-rating, it’ll still make some waves in the content department.
“I don’t know that they’ll let me make an R-rated video game movie — it’ll have to be PG-13 — but I’ll show as much skin and as much language as I can at that age,” he said. “And I hope they’ll push the limit a little bit. I heard they’re going to push it a little bit.”
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