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Johansson And Mendes Possible For Uncharted Movie?

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.

Tags: uncharted movie, uncharted film, mark wahlberg, eva mendes

3/2/2011 10:30:45 AM Ben Dutka

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Highlander
Wednesday, March 02, 2011 @ 11:09:50 AM
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OK, this makes the movie a whole lot more watchable... :D

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GuernicaReborn
Wednesday, March 02, 2011 @ 11:14:38 AM
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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?

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Lawless SXE
Wednesday, March 02, 2011 @ 12:27:57 PM

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.

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Highlander
Wednesday, March 02, 2011 @ 1:52:52 PM

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.

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matt99
Wednesday, March 02, 2011 @ 2:27:09 PM

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...

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leatherface
Wednesday, March 02, 2011 @ 2:45:07 PM

ya! he's whack for using dope

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Drake_RB3
Thursday, March 03, 2011 @ 10:29:29 AM

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

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cLoudou
Wednesday, March 02, 2011 @ 11:18:27 AM
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In my best Charlie Sheen impression "Winner!"

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Kiryu
Wednesday, March 02, 2011 @ 11:25:48 AM
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They both suck at acting.Please f**kin cancel the movie if u can't hire the right actors!

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AnonWTF
Wednesday, March 02, 2011 @ 11:56:51 AM

lol, the rage is funny

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Vivi_Gamer
Wednesday, March 02, 2011 @ 2:51:47 PM

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

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Dancemachine55
Thursday, March 03, 2011 @ 5:02:16 AM

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.

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Zen_Zarab
Wednesday, March 02, 2011 @ 11:32:06 AM
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Now the biggest question of them all. Who will be Sully, Tensin and Eddy Raja?!?!?! D:

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shadowscorpio
Wednesday, March 02, 2011 @ 1:01:07 PM

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

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, March 02, 2011 @ 1:04:32 PM

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

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SvenMD
Wednesday, March 02, 2011 @ 3:35:57 PM

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

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cLoudou
Wednesday, March 02, 2011 @ 11:36:21 AM
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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.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, March 02, 2011 @ 1:05:03 PM

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

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Dancemachine55
Thursday, March 03, 2011 @ 5:04:46 AM

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.

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Ludicrous_Liam
Wednesday, March 02, 2011 @ 11:45:31 AM
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Ben, the movie is based on drakes fortune, so no chloe :D

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Lawless SXE
Wednesday, March 02, 2011 @ 12:25:39 PM

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

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, March 02, 2011 @ 12:34:17 PM

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

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frylock25
Wednesday, March 02, 2011 @ 12:38:45 PM

pretty sure he will F*** it up.

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bigrailer19
Wednesday, March 02, 2011 @ 4:55:50 PM

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

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Lawless SXE
Wednesday, March 02, 2011 @ 12:13:14 PM
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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.

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shadowscorpio
Wednesday, March 02, 2011 @ 1:03:49 PM

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

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Dancemachine55
Thursday, March 03, 2011 @ 5:07:30 AM

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?

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maxpontiac
Wednesday, March 02, 2011 @ 12:33:38 PM
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I can live with that!!

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frylock25
Wednesday, March 02, 2011 @ 12:37:49 PM
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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.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, March 02, 2011 @ 12:44:53 PM
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Gotta say, I'm not a fan of either of these woman.

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Highlander
Wednesday, March 02, 2011 @ 1:55:16 PM

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

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Jawknee
Wednesday, March 02, 2011 @ 2:16:44 PM

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

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MadKatBebop
Wednesday, March 02, 2011 @ 12:47:49 PM
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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.

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shadowscorpio
Wednesday, March 02, 2011 @ 1:04:53 PM

And she pretty good looking too.:)

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MadKatBebop
Wednesday, March 02, 2011 @ 1:08:04 PM

Aint she though!!!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, March 02, 2011 @ 1:09:42 PM

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

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Dancemachine55
Thursday, March 03, 2011 @ 5:10:07 AM

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!!!

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kraygen
Wednesday, March 02, 2011 @ 1:00:54 PM
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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.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, March 02, 2011 @ 1:14:34 PM

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.

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MadKatBebop
Wednesday, March 02, 2011 @ 1:28:40 PM

"Russel just be illin like a villain G."

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

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kraygen
Wednesday, March 02, 2011 @ 5:07:11 PM

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.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, March 02, 2011 @ 7:18:54 PM

I do it for the lulz madkat ;)

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Dancemachine55
Thursday, March 03, 2011 @ 5:15:09 AM

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.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, March 02, 2011 @ 1:08:51 PM
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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.

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just2skillf00l
Wednesday, March 02, 2011 @ 1:44:31 PM

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

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Jawknee
Wednesday, March 02, 2011 @ 2:15:56 PM

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

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matt99
Wednesday, March 02, 2011 @ 2:28:49 PM

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.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, March 02, 2011 @ 7:20:08 PM

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.

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just2skillf00l
Wednesday, March 02, 2011 @ 1:38:33 PM
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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!

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Dancemachine55
Thursday, March 03, 2011 @ 5:18:59 AM

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!!

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Excelsior1
Wednesday, March 02, 2011 @ 3:13:27 PM
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cluadia black is way too old for a women. my main concern for this movie remains in direction and story.

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SvenMD
Wednesday, March 02, 2011 @ 3:37:47 PM
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Yeah, I'm still wondering how this guys said he played the games and he somehow saw that Drake had a family.....and they were a crime family....a dope crime family...

Unless he has a good screenwriter, this movie WILL suck, simply because it wont be true to the Uncharted franchise. They might make a decent Hollywood movie (with these actors they better) But I think no matter what, we might be upset with the end result.

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CH1N00K
Wednesday, March 02, 2011 @ 4:09:57 PM
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I never would have said it before, but after having seen the last season of Dexter, I would almost suggest Julia Stiles as Chloe. Something about here voice and mannerisms that reminds me of some of Elena's persona...but maybe that's just me.

As for a Chloe? Hmm tough call, you need someone who can play the sexy b*tch..lol..So many to chose from...

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Cesar_ser_4
Wednesday, March 02, 2011 @ 4:58:21 PM

mila kunis

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CH1N00K
Wednesday, March 02, 2011 @ 5:33:13 PM

oops, I said chloe instead of elena, but you guys know what I meant...

Mila Kunis would be an interesting choice, nut I don't know...hmm have to think on that one..lol

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Lairfan
Wednesday, March 02, 2011 @ 4:46:37 PM
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Russell must be smokin dope if he still thinks this is what Uncharted is about.

And just when I was thinking his comments were only rumors, he has to go and say the same old crap at the freaking Academy Awards. Clueless doesn't even begin to describe this guy.

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Underdog15
Wednesday, March 02, 2011 @ 5:14:55 PM
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This Russel bloke is really grinding my gears.

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Robochic
Wednesday, March 02, 2011 @ 5:36:15 PM
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I love Scarlet Johansson I have every movie of her's. I would watch this movie just cause if she's in it, but I really don't like Mark Whalburg or Mendes.

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FxTales
Wednesday, March 02, 2011 @ 8:06:29 PM
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No. Just no.

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___________
Thursday, March 03, 2011 @ 1:51:52 AM
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why cant they cast the real characters?
what, elana and chloe are not hot enough as it is?

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sergal
Thursday, March 03, 2011 @ 3:05:54 AM
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S.J. is stolen biological material, taken against will and formed to clones line 200 pieces total. Sign of dangerous criminal activity. Original Scarlett Galabekian future pediatrician doctor, pediatrician nurse license she obtained in 2008

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Dancemachine55
Thursday, March 03, 2011 @ 5:23:53 AM
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First, Fillion doesn't get the role.

Then, Johansson and Mendes are considered for the lead female parts.

THEN, O'Russel hints it's about a crime family in the archeological business!!!

I'm sorry, but O'Russel has now lost the fans on this one. Now, if the movie itself sucks, there will be no one to fall back on to support it. At least Doom had fans on the game and that one awesome first-person shooter scene to keep it alive after so long.

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sweatygazelle11
Thursday, March 03, 2011 @ 12:35:41 PM
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don't want o'russell to direct? voice your opinion
http://www.petitionspot.com/petitions/unchartedorussell

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