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I'm talking about the role of Nathan Drake, the rough-and-tumble
lead in Sony's hit Uncharted games for the Playstation 3. In an interview with MTV,
actor/producer/ex-dancer Mark Wahlberg revealed that he will, in fact, play
Drake in the big-screen adaptation.
It really shouldn't come as any surprise. The film is being
helmed by David O. Russell, who directed Wahlberg in the acclaimed 1999 war
film "Three Kings" as well as the upcoming Micky Ward biopic
"The Fighter." Like Drake, Wahlberg is tough as nails.
"David is one of the best writer/directors I've ever worked with," Wahlberg told MTV. "The idea that he has is just insane. So hopefully we'll be making that movie this summer."
The news comes just weeks after a fellow thespian, "Castle"
star and Drake lookalike Nathan Fillion, made waves by tweeting
that he'd love to play Nathan Drake. We (and most of the Internet, it
seems) agreed with him -- the dude is seemingly perfect for the part -- but
apparently Russell did not.
Wahlberg also mentioned that legendary tough guys Joe Pesci
and Robert De Niro have been in talks to play Drake's uncle and father,
respectively, though that's yet to be confirmed.
The role would mark the second major video game movie for
Wahlberg, who starred as the title character in the poorly-received
adaptation of 2001 action game, Max Payne.
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