"2 Guns" might have gained Mark Wahlberg, but it has lost director David O. Russell and former star Vince Vaughn.
Russell had been circling the project in January when it was first announced that he would rewrite and direct the movie with Vince Vaughn in one of the lead roles. But now Deadline is reporting that Wahlberg is in negotiations for a starring role, while The Hollywood Reporter says that Russell and Vaughn are both out.
One wonders if Universal will go back to an earlier draft of the script, written by "Brotherhood's" Blake Masters.
David O. Russell is a busy guy right now, currently an awards contender for his work on "The Fighter," the boxing movie that's likely to earn Christian Bale an Oscar nomination, if not a win.
Following the critical success of "The Fighter," Russell has some choices ahead of him. He's currently attached to helm an adaptation of the "Uncharted: Drake's Fortune" video game with Mark Wahlberg in the lead role, but now there's another wrinkle possibly getting in the way: a comic book adaptation.
Heat Vision reports that Russell is in negotiations to rewrite and possibly direct "2 Guns" for Universal, based on the comic book series created by Steven Grant and Mat Santolouco for Boom Studios. "Wedding Crashers" and "The Dilemma" actor Vince Vaughn would star in the adaptation. Read More...