David O. Russell's video game adaptation Uncharted: Drake's Fortune is moving forward, and talk has shifted to the casting of the popular female character Elena. David O. Russell recently mentioned both Amy Adams and Scarlett Johansson in regards to who he wants acting opposite Mark Wahlberg in the action-adventure:
"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..."
David O. Russell also discussed developing the Elena character for this 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."
Last month it was supposedly confirmed that Mark Wahlberg landed the lead role in Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, along with Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci. From David O. Russell's comments below, it doesn't seem that any of those deals are official yet:
"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 Robert 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."