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The streaming video service is developing a series based on Martin Scorcese’s 2006 Oscar-winning movie The Departed, our sister site Deadline reports.
The film, with a cast including Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, was set in Boston and involved Irish-run organized crime. The series, written by Jason Richman (Detroit 1-8-7), will take place in the Windy City and will be a rebooted blend of The Departed and the movie that inspired it, Infernal Affairs.
The TV series will unfold in modern-day Chicago, where a rookie cop goes undercover in a Latino gang at the same time one of the gang’s members gains access to the city’s police department. The action will center on both characters as they try to stay alive.
Amazon Studios, Vertigo Entertainment, Initial Entertainment Group and Plan B Entertainment will produce.
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