Wednesday, May 31, 2006
Scorsese hasn't Departed DiCaprio
After Titanic, it seemed as though Kate Winslet was in and Leonardo DiCaprio was out. Yet Di Caprio is very fortunate that Martin Scorsese has embraced him. Leonardo has been fortunate to get top billing in Scorsese's most recent big-films, Gangs of New York(2002) and the Avaiator (2004).
And Leonardo DiCaprio gets another lucky shot to be the lead in Martin Scorsese's big project coming out this year (October 6) called The Departed.
The film (apprently based on the 2002 Hong Kong hit Internal Affairs) and deals with the Boston State Police Department's rivalry with a strong Irish-American gang.
Apparently the Boston PD sends a mole to join the Irish gang and the Irish gang sends a mole to join the Boston PD. Violence follows.
The Departed has a star studded cast: Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Martin Sheen, Alec Baldwin, Mark Wahlberg, and as mentioned, Leonardo DiCaprio.
With it's dark feel, strong cast, and Massachusettes setting t makes me think of Eastwood's film Mystic River. Could this film even begin to be as good as Mystic River? Will Leonardo be getting his 3rd academy award nomination this year? It seems like Matt Damon has a better shot at getting his 2nd acting nomination. And you can never count out Jack Nicholson. And above all, Martin Scorsese will surely get some attention award season, although certainly it won't be with this project that he will win his first Oscar.
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