Mark Wahlberg Will Play Drake In David O. Russell’s ‘Uncharted’

Wednesday, November 24 by

"Hey, what's up Donkey? You're a donkey. Did you hear that I took the role in 'Uncharted?' Did you, Donkey? DID YOU?? Well, say hi to your mother for me."

Well, here’s some news that may or may not piss you off depending on whether or not you own a Playstation 3 or the “Firefly” box set. First, Mark Wahlberg is re-teaming with David O. Russell for a fourth film. Secondly, that film is Russell’s adaptation of Uncharted. Nathan Fillion had previously campaigned for the role, which seemed like a perfect fit. And Fillion fans are fairly rabid, so expect to hear some outcry.

Personally, I’m okay with this. Mark Wahlberg was awesome in Boogie Nights, Three Kings, and The Departed and thus gets a pass. Besides, I can’t really imagine Fillion (fine actor and nice guy that he is) holding his own on screen with Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci, who have also reportedly joined the film. I do, however, have two concerns. Won’t the presence of Max Payne in Uncharted confuse the baby? And, how much more trauma can be thrown at the Whedonverse this week? (MTV)

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