Monday, March 10, 2008

Kunis Cast in Max Payne

The That 70's Show star has been cast opposite Mark Wahlberg.

Twentieth Century Fox and director John Moore have cast actress Mila Kunis in the upcoming film adaptation of the video game Max Payne. According to Variety Kunis will play an assasin who teams up with Wahlberg to avenge the death of her sister.

Kunis may be a video game nerd but I don't think she's right for this role. The actress has done voice-work for Halo 2 and Saints Row but is best known for her role on That 70's Show and as Meg Griffin on Family Guy. While I look forward to seeing what Kunis can do in the upcoming Forgetting Sarah Marshall I don't think she can carry a large portion of the weight in a film like Max Payne. Some will say the Ukrainian-born actress deserves her shot at a big role. Go watch American Psycho II: All American Girl; Mila Kunis will only hurt the production of Max Payne.

I really enjoyed both Max Payne games and it will be interesting to see where this project goes. I really like Mark Wahlberg as Payne and if the adaptation shares the same dark, gritty, and over-the-top tone as the video game it could work. However, the flick could easily come off as a simple run-of-the-mill shoot 'em up. I'm having a hard time accepting Kunis in this role but you never know, she could be a perfect fit.

Check back to MediaZEALOT as we'll keep you up to date on the Max Payne film adaptation.


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