Mark Wahlberg’s Up For ‘The Departed’ Sequal

February 9th, 2007 // 3 Comments

(Semi-spoiler alert.) With so many of the cast being killed off in “The Departed,” Mark Wahlberg is one of the few cast members who could even be considered for a sequel. Wahlberg has confirmed that he has been approached to star in the sequel to the hit crime drama.

The 35-year-old, who is up for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role in the 2006 thriller, tells EmpireOnline, “They told me they wanted to try to do it and I said, ‘Well, I enjoyed playing the character.’

“They’re talking about bringing in (Robert) De Niro to play a senator or a congressman. You know, the corruption obviously going deeper and higher up the ranks – reaching up the political chain. So it’ll be fun.” And if it’s a success, they’re gonna do a prequel and bring everyone back…make it a trilogy.”

The film’s writer William Monahan has already started work on the sequel, which which will focus on the rogue police officer played by Wahlberg.


By Jessica Marx

  1. Christiano

    Um, do you have spell check?

  2. Me

    The real question is…is he going to take his shirt off in the sequel?

  3. rootabega

    this is awesome- the Departed was great and Dignam was my favorite character! yay!

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