Though the Uncharted film has been in development for several years now, a leading man has still not been cast. One name, however, has flirted with the project almost ever since its inception, and it seems that to this day, he remains the frontrunner.
According to leaked Sony emails, the studio is still keen on having Mark Wahlberg star in the Seth Gordon-directed film, which will be scripted by Mark Boal (Zero Dark Thirty). Apparently, the actor met with Gordon back in the summer and things went very well. Nothing has been made official just yet, of course, but Wahlberg did say that he’d be available to shoot in 2015 and seemed eager to sign on.
It’s important to note that this was several months ago, and who knows what has changed between then and now. Obviously Wahlberg is a busy guy, and since the summer, several more names have been thrown around for the role. Still, Marky Mark has been in the running from the start, and if the studio remains keen on having him lead, even all these years later, there’s a good chance that they’ll lock him down.
Plus, Mark Wahlberg is perfect for Nathan Drake. While there are other actors who could definitely do a good job with the role, I’d personally love to see Wahlberg take it, as would a lot of fans. So let’s hope that Sony can finalize a deal with him sooner rather than later.
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