No one had Mark Wahlberg pegged as the lead role of Nathan Drake in an adaptation of the PlayStation 3 game Uncharted: Drake's Fortune (many were campaigning for Nathan Fillion to play the role), but Wahlberg himself announced his involvement last November. Wahlberg revealed he was looking forward to reuniting with his The Fighter director David O. Russell in a story that would follow Drake and his adventuring family, which could be played by Robert De Niro and "Joe Pesci.
Last month, an interview with Uncharted 3 game director Justin Richmond put doubt into the movie's progress, with Richmond claiming that Russell disputed all previous reports and that Wahlberg "isn't anywhere near to being confirmed" for the movie. Wahlberg disagrees. Entourage to be a trilogy? >> Posted 01.10.11 by Ryan
In September, reports claimed that progress on Robert De Niro and director Martin Scorsese's mob drama The Irishman was moving forward and that Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci were looking to join the movie. Based on the book I Heard You Paint Houses, which chronicles the life of mafia hitman Frank "The Irishman" Sheeran, Scorsese confirmed to Digital Spy earlier this week that the project is "going through financing" and could begin production as early as next year.
With The Irishman confirmed, the question remained whether the movie would be split into two. De Niro mentioned the possibility of shooting two movies simultaneously to MTV in August, as word on the project was beginning to spread. De Niro revealed that screenwriter Steven Zaillian had written the Irishman script (then still titled I Heard You Paint Houses), but that the idea of making a "two-part type of film" was made by screenwriter Eric Roth (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button). De Niro's explanation at the time was anything but understandable. DeNiro (sort of) explains >> Posted 12.17.10 by Ryan
Call it Martin Scorsese's The Expendables. The Goodfellas director is lining up an all-star cast for his next movie, the mob drama The Irishman, starting with Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci. Deadline reports that DeNiro and Scorsese have been working together on the movie, which is based on the book I Heard You Paint Houses that chronicles the exploits of mob hitman Frank "The Irishman" Sheeran. more on the possible reunion >> Posted 09.14.10 by Ryan
Helen Mirren and Joe Pesci have signed on to play Joe and Sally Conforte, the proprietors of the Mustang Ranch, Nevada's first legal brothel, who made the news when Sally's suspected lover, boxer Oscar Bonavena, was shot there in 1976.
The drama, called Love Ranch, will be directed by Taylor Hackford (Ray, Proof of Life), who is also Mirren's husband.
Love Ranch will begin filming in January in New Mexico.
Source: Variety. Posted 10.15.07 by reelz