Mark Wahlberg has confirmed a rumor that first surfaced at Showbiz411 – he will play Nathan Drake in the David O. Russell-directed Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune adaptation and that Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci may have roles as well.
“The idea that he has is just insane,” Wahlberg said about Russell. “So hopefully we’ll be making that movie this summer.”
He added: “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]… 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.”
The Showbiz411 article said that “the story will have something to do with antiquities dealers in New York.”
You can watch Wahlberg talk about the role in the video below.