"The Departed": Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson, Matt Damon

Martins Scorsese directs a new movie inspired by the Hong Kong film Infernal Affairs

By    13 Jul 2005, 16:03 GMT
Leonardo Dicaprio, Jack Nicholson and Matt Damon are working with Mark Wahlberg, Martin Sheen, Alec Baldwin and other talented actors for the new movie directed by famous Martin Scorsese.
The filmamaker called them on the set for the Departed, another Plan B project, like the recently "Charlie and the Chocolate factory", directed by Tim Burton.

Although the media has described the movie as another big-production Hollywood remake of a hit Hong Kong film, Scorsese corrected the reporters by saying: 'It's not a remake. 'It's inspired by Infernal Affairs. Inspired by because of the nature of the informers, but the world William Monahan created is so different from the Hong Kong Film.'

The director has very much appreciated the original movie, as he loves Hong Kong cinema. The Departed is "so different and has such a beautifully written script that I just couldn't resist agreeing to do it', Scorsese declared, thrilled of this new attempt to do a modern film noir, which is due to release next year.

In the Americanized version of the Hong Kong story, Matt Damon will play Colin, the gangster who infiltrates the police, while DiCaprio will be the one to portray Billy, the cop who infiltrates the gang. The part of their common friend, Brown, will be played by Anthony Anderson, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The Departed: Cast

Leonardo DiCaprio Billy
Matt Damon Colin
Mark Wahlberg
Jack Nicholson Costello
Vera Farmiga Madeleine
Anthony Anderson Brown
Ray Winstone Mr. French
Alec Baldwin Ellerby
David Conley Irish Thug
Shay Duffin Bartender
Alan Francis SIU Detective
Armen Garo Guinea #1
J.C. MacKenzie Building Manager
Larry Mitchell Younger Priest
David O'Hara Fitzy
Nellie Sciutto Queenan's Secretary
Martin Sheen Queenan
Stewart Summers Doctor
Robert Wahlberg FBI agent Joyce

Martin Scorsese: Filmography

Untitled Airbus Documentary Project (2006) (pre-production)
The Departed (2006) (filming)
No Direction Home: Bob Dylan - A Martin Scorsese Picture (2005) (TV)
The Aviator (2004)
Lady by the Sea: The Statue of Liberty (2004) (TV)
"The Blues" (2003) (mini) TV Series (episode "Feel Like Going Home")
Gangs of New York (2002)
The Concert for New York City (2001) (TV) (segment "The Neighborhood")
Bringing Out the Dead (1999)
Mio viaggio in Italia, Il (1999)
Kundun (1997)
Casino (1995)
Michael Jackson: Video Greatest Hits - HIStory (1995) (V) (video "Bad")
A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies (1995) (TV)
The Age of Innocence (1993)
Amazing Stories: Book Four (1992) (V) (segment "Mirror, Mirror")
Cape Fear (1991)
Goodfellas (1990)
Made in Milan (1990)
New York Stories (1989) (segment "Life Lessons")
The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)
Location Production Footage: The Last Temptation of Christ (1988) (V)
Bad (1987) (V)
The Color of Money (1986)
"Amazing Stories" (1985) TV Series (episode "Mirror, Mirror")
After Hours (1985)
The King of Comedy (1983)
Raging Bull (1980)
The Last Waltz (1978)
American Boy: A Profile of: Steven Prince (1978)
New York, New York (1977)
Taxi Driver (1976)
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974)
Italianamerican (1974)
Mean Streets (1973)
Boxcar Bertha (1972)
Street Scenes (1970)
Who's That Knocking at My Door (1967)
The Big Shave (1967)
It's Not Just You, Murray! (1964)
What's a Nice Girl Like You Doing in a Place Like This? (1963)
Vesuvius VI (1959)

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