Briefly: Is the success of The Fighter going to lead to a packed film slate for David O. Russell? I hope so, and there are probably some that hope the success of the film will mean he won’t direct Uncharted, with Mark Wahlberg playing the lead character Drake. But I don’t really want to reopen that conversation right now, because there’s a report about a possible new project for Mr. Russell. He’s now in talks to rewrite and direct 2 Guns, which has Vince Vaughn set to star. Owen Wilson was also attached as recently as last October to the story of “an undercover DEA agent and naval intelligence officer who, without knowing it, are investigating each other for stealing money from the mob.”

So: questions. What happened to Owen Wilson? And does this mean the death of Old St. Louis, the other film that David O. Russell and Vince Vaughn were talking about doing last year? No answer to either at this point, but this is an interesting notion. I can easily imagine how the director might take a fluffy action comedy two-hander and turn it into something a bit more weighty, but still entertaining. Let’s see where this goes. [Deadline]

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