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Anthony Anderson joins Martin Scorsese's The Departed

By Brian B. — March 16th, 2005

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Anthony Anderson is boarding Martin Scorsese's The Departed. Anderson is in final negotiations to join Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon and Jack Nicholson in the Warner Bros. Pictures police thriller, a remake of the Hong Kong film Infernal Affairs.

The story, set in Boston, revolves around a gangster (Damon), who infiltrates the police department, and a cop (DiCaprio), who infiltrates the gangs. The two find out that a mole is in each organization and race to find each other's identity. Anderson will play a cop that has had close relations with both men and ends up in an emotional conflict. William Monahan (Kingdom of Heaven) adapted the material.

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