Tuesday, February 27, 2007
"The Departed" Principals Announce Deals
Flush with their Oscar success, everyone associated with "The Departed" is making deals. There is, of course, a sequel in the works, a development astonishing in and of itself for Martin Scorsese. But Oscar-winning screenwriter William Monahan and star Leonardo DiCaprio are also teaming together on a remake of another Hong Kong actioner, this one called "Confessions of Pain." In it, a cop and a private eye work together to solve the murder of the cop's father-in-law. Scorsese has a piece on the last duel in the works, as well as that "Departed" sequel. But first he has the Rolling Stones concert film out in the fall. And he and Monahan and Mick Jagger are teaming up on "The Long Play," which follows two buddies through 40 years of rock n roll -- from r&b to hip-hop. Plus, Monahan is working on a Marco Polo project for Matt Damon.