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

The story, set in Boston, centers on a gangster (Damon) who infiltrates the police department and a cop (DiCaprio) who infiltrates the gangs at the same time. The two find out that a mole is in each organization and race to find each other's identity. Wahlberg would play a cop who's a key figure in DiCaprio's life.

William Monahan (Kingdom of Heaven) adapted the material.