Some rumors are just so weird and wacky not to be true. Case in point: an old report stating that Mark Wahlberg, Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci were joining director David O. Russell for his forthcoming adaptation of Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune actually has some significant weight.
Wahlberg, at least, is officially on board, as the actor confirmed his involvement during an interview with MTV News. “David is one of the best writer/directors I’ve ever worked with,” he described of the project. “The idea that he has is just insane. So hopefully we’ll be making that movie this summer.”
The actor also confirmed that Russell is writing two parts with Goodfellas and Casino co-stars De Niro and Pesci in mind: “That’s who he wants to write the parts for. I talked to Pesci about it and I know David’s people have talked to [Robert De Niro].”
As for who the actors would be playing, Wahlberg revealed: “I’m obviously in whatever David wants to do but the idea of it is so off the charts: De Niro being my father, Pesci being my uncle. It’s not going to be the watered-down version, that’s for sure.”
Wahlberg, De Niro, Pesci and Russell collaborating with one another isn’t necessarily the strangest story on the planet, but working together on a video game adaptation? I’m sure I’m not the only person who thinks this is pretty surreal, to say the least.
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