Warner Bros. to re-release The Departed

MUMBAI: Warner Bros. Pictures is planning to re-release the award-winning crime drama The Departed on 26 January, 2006, in more than 1,300 theatres in the US. The announcement was made by Warner Bros. Pictures president of domestic distribution Dan Fellman.

Directed by Martin Scorsese, The Departed originally opened on 6 October, 2006 in the US, taking the top spot at the box office in its first two weeks in release. The film went on to earn $121 million at the US box office, making it Scorsese’s top-grossing film of all time. In addition, The Departed has also brought in an estimated $125 million internationally.

The film has had a strong presence during this year’s awards season. It has been honored with five Academy Award nominations, including nods for Best Picture, Best Director (Scorsese), Best Adapted Screenplay (William Monahan), Best Supporting Actor (Mark Wahlberg) and Best Editing (Thelma Schoonmaker).

The film recently won the Critics’ Choice Awards for Best Picture and Best Director. Scorsese also won a Golden Globe Award for Best Director and received his seventh Directors Guild of America Award nomination for his work on The Departed.

Additionally, a number of critics groups have recognized the film with awards, including the New York, Chicago, and Boston Film Critics and the National Board of Review, among others.

In making the announcement, Fellman stated, “We congratulate Martin Scorsese, as well as the producers, cast, and everyone who worked on The Departed for all of the honors the film has already received. With awards season rekindling interest in the film, we thought it was the perfect time to put The Departed back in theatres for moviegoers who hadn’t seen it, as well as for those who want to watch it again. Additionally, we want to make the film as accessible as possible to Academy members across the country so they have every opportunity to see it on the big screen the way it was meant to be seen.”

The movie stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg, Martin Sheen, Ray Winstone, Vera Farmiga and Alec Baldwin.