You can't have an action movie without a prominent female role. And Uncharted has had two thus far.

Many have speculated on who director David O. Russell might get to play either Elena or Chloe, and the first bit of evidence is interesting: it seems two hot actresses might be in line for a role in the film: Scarlett Johannson and Eva Mendes. During the 83rd Academy Awards this past weekend, Russell told MTV that he's "excited to make Uncharted a really dope crime family in the world of antiquities and art."

After being vague about De Niro and Pesci (also rumored to be involved with the project), leading man Mark Wahlberg said Russell had both Johansson and Mendes in mind for the female lead. Wahlberg has worked with Mendes in both "We Own the Night" and "The Other Guys." As for Johansson, she might make for a good Elena although admittedly, the curvaceous blond's sizzling sex appeal may sort of dim the sarcastic cuteness of the Elena we all know.

As for Mendes, we have no idea. Chloe…? Well, not quite. But maybe Russell just doesn't care about either of the female leads in the games, and he'll get his own.

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TheHighlander
TheHighlander
9 years ago

OK, this makes the movie a whole lot more watchable… 😀

GuernicaReborn
GuernicaReborn
9 years ago

I think the fact that Russell used the word 'dope' to describe Drake's family is the bigger story. Is that a hint that the story will take place in 1995, the same time period his slang is from?

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
9 years ago

That's just tragic. It's out of touch and ridiculous, and he should be taken off the production for that comment alone. That may be a bit extreme, but eh.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
9 years ago

Well, what I find more disturbing than the 'dope' comment is the rest of that comment he made about a "crime family" in the world of antiquities. I don't know what game or source material he's been looking at, but it's clearly not the source material for Uncharted.

matt99
matt99
9 years ago

I'm with highlander, all this crime family talk makes me think he doesn't even know what he's making a movie of, hell at this rate we'll be hearing about fairies soon…

leatherface
leatherface
9 years ago

ya! he's whack for using dope

Drake_RB3
Drake_RB3
9 years ago

Maybe the crime family he is speaking of is the group of villains in the movie.

cLoudou
cLoudou
9 years ago

In my best Charlie Sheen impression "Winner!"

Kiryu
Kiryu
9 years ago

They both suck at acting.Please f**kin cancel the movie if u can't hire the right actors!

AnonWTF
AnonWTF
9 years ago

lol, the rage is funny

Vivi_Gamer
Vivi_Gamer
9 years ago

You obviously have yet to see Scarlett in 'Lost in Translation' her performance in that is subtle, but lovely.

Dancemachine55
Dancemachine55
9 years ago

Mendes is actually quite good. Not the greatest actor, but certainly still entertaining.

Johannson however, not so much. Great eye candy, for sure, but her personality just can't reach anything near the cute but quirky and loveable charm of Elena Fisher.

Zen_Zarab
Zen_Zarab
9 years ago

Now the biggest question of them all. Who will be Sully, Tensin and Eddy Raja?!?!?! D:

shadowscorpio
shadowscorpio
9 years ago

"DON'T MESS WIT EDDY RAJA!!" -Uncharted: Drake's Fortune-

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

Whoever it is Sully will somehow become an Uncle in this bizarre crime family.

SvenMD
SvenMD
9 years ago

@World – HA!!! His uncle…that's just weird.

cLoudou
cLoudou
9 years ago

Who says the movie will be Drake's Fortune or Among Thieves? It might be events prior to DF or even earlier and Johannsen and Mendes will be entirely new characters.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

We already know the movie will have nothing to do with the games so it won't be based on either of them.

Dancemachine55
Dancemachine55
9 years ago

Only thing this movie has in common with the games is the title, character names and ancient tomb exploration. All details are out the window.

This movie will stand on its own from the games, which is better than trying to stick to the games if you think about it.

Ludicrous_Liam
Ludicrous_Liam
9 years ago

Ben, the movie is based on drakes fortune, so no chloe 😀

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
9 years ago

No, the movie is called Drake's Fortune. It's based on the fiction in David O. Russel's head.

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
9 years ago

Yeah, there's no knowing what the hell Russell is going to do.

frylock25
frylock25
9 years ago

pretty sure he will F*** it up.

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
9 years ago

I think he solidified my thoughts on that it will have nothing to do with the games. What a tragedy!

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
9 years ago

Scarlett Johansson's a good choice for Elena, but I'd prefer to see Laura Harris in the role. The only barrier to that: like Fillion, she's no superstar. I suppose if he wants big name casting, his choices are limited.

But what is he talking about making Uncharted a dope crime family? How many times have people said that UC isn't about a family, but an alliance of friends? Better yet, why did he have to call them 'dope'? And finally, does anyone else seem to think that he's saying that Uncharted is the family name?

Oh, if only the casting was the biggest issue we had to have with this film. I'm getting a headache thinking about Russel.
Peace.

shadowscorpio
shadowscorpio
9 years ago

I wonder if this movie will even uncharted territory like the games did.

Dancemachine55
Dancemachine55
9 years ago

I think Cameron Diaz would be a great choice for the role of Elena. She's quirky, has a great up-beat personality and is a popular actress.

Sure, she's not the Elena we all want to see in our own perfect version of the film, but she's the best choice considering star power, wouldn't you agree?

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
9 years ago

I can live with that!!

frylock25
frylock25
9 years ago

this movie is probably going to suck. hopefully if these chicks are in this movie they get as close to naked as possible. i just dont like where this is going and dont see this movie working out like it should. actually there shouldnt even be a movie. you want to know what uncharted is, go play the damn games.

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

Gotta say, I'm not a fan of either of these woman.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
9 years ago

Neither am I, but in Scarlett's case, I can't avoid recognizing the decorative art value she brings to a production.

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

I did like her in the Prestige. Iron Man 2…not so much.

MadKatBebop
MadKatBebop
9 years ago

Ive never cared for either one of them, but between the two I prefer Eva, but why don't they just get the girl who did Elana's voice in the game, shes the best candidate for the job.

shadowscorpio
shadowscorpio
9 years ago

And she pretty good looking too.:)

MadKatBebop
MadKatBebop
9 years ago

Aint she though!!!

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

Just hire all the voice actors since they look like em. Same for Heavy Rain.

Dancemachine55
Dancemachine55
9 years ago

Or just get the people over at Hollywood to write their own damn story to make into a film!!

Stop stealing and ruining our video games!!!

kraygen
kraygen
9 years ago

Whether you find them to be uber hot or not, eye candy won't save this film and it's going to need a lot of saving when the these dope homey drug deala's get down in the hood of da wildaness.

I really hope this guy is just trying to act like he's clueless so we'll all be pleasantly surprised when he makes an excellent film, but I'm not holding my breath.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

I think the only way this movie was ever going to be a hit was without any star power, just good actors and a good story with Uncharted's flair and foundation.

That woulda been dope yo. Russel just be illin like a villain G.

MadKatBebop
MadKatBebop
9 years ago

"Russel just be illin like a villain G."

Lol! snap that made my day, thanks for that World!

kraygen
kraygen
9 years ago

I agree, I sometimes though have these strange optimistic moments where I think people who say dumb stuff might actually have a useful brain.

Later I realize that I must have been very tired, because I honestly do know better.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

I do it for the lulz madkat 😉

Dancemachine55
Dancemachine55
9 years ago

Star power doesn't always equal a high quality or high grossing film.

Look at Ocean's Thirteen compared to Lord of the Rings!! Ocean's films had the biggest star lineup, and they did well, but LOTR had only 3 or 4 well known actors and grossed about 20 times more than Ocean. And many considered it higher quality story-telling with perfect acting to match!!

Also, look at films like Watchmen or District 9. Not one recognisable actor, but they are two of my favourite films from the last 2 years.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

Johansson is smokin, but she's no Elena. Mendes is smokin, but she's too old. Then again Wahlberg is too old too so maybe it won't matter.

Russel: There is no crime family, stop saying that as if people are going to agree with you that it's a cool idea.

I wanted Uncharted to become a good movie but now I am becoming vindictive and I hope it sucks and flops and kills Russel's career so that it can be rebooted properly later on.

just2skillf00l
just2skillf00l
9 years ago

I don't know exactly how old Drake is but Fillion's pretty up there World. He's gonna be like 40 sometime later this month. Wahlberg's practically in the same boat. Scarlett's so much younger. lol

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

To be fair Drake has crowsfeet going on. SO maybe Mark-E-Mark's age is fitting. LOL!

matt99
matt99
9 years ago

Well age isn't that much of a factor in movies anymore, they can easily subtract or add 10 years with clever makeup,lighting, etc.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

Whatever the case, Stallone needs to relax, he's in his 60s and broke his back the last time he tried to do crazy things.

just2skillf00l
just2skillf00l
9 years ago

Yeah tried to make sense of the crime family thing on the last Uncharted movie post and was only lying to myself. lol. This guy either needs to reexamine the contents of the game and make the appropriate changes, or drop the FOCKIN idea RIGHT NOW! Fillion didn't get the role, cow dung! Scarlett Jo… and Eva Mendes albeit hot stuff, it's not gonna work. They should've got that blond chick from dodgeball…christine taylor is her name. She would make the perfect elena! As for chloe, Claudia Black would've been just fine. Now that's how you cast a movie Russel. But don't worry about me, I'm sure your movie will be a sucksess!

Dancemachine55
Dancemachine55
9 years ago

OMG!! Christine Taylor!! Cute with a capital C!! And damn near perfect for the role with just barely enough star power to satisfy O'Russel's need for big stars in a film that SHOULD'VE been aimed at the GAMERS and FANS!!