David O. Russell’s next film project is the undertaking of the video game adaptation Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune. The helmer is experiencing a surge in his career due to the popularity of The Fighter and all its Oscar nominations, but fans haven’t been as receptive to his take on Uncharted. People aren’t too keen about Mark Wahlberg playing Nathan Drake, and we can only imagine their response to who Russell has in mind to play Elena.
Russell recently spoke to Empire Magazine, and revealed who he thinks has the chops to play the female lead in the big screen adaptation.
“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.”
The interviewer then brought up Amy Adams as a possibility to which Russell responded…
“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…”
Did he just say Scarlett Johannson? Yes, yes he did! Our doubts regarding this film continue to get bigger and bigger. She could be a decent Elena, but we’re still bitter about her being cast as Black Widow in Iron Man 2, so we’re not sure about this.
Who do you think should play Elena in the film?