Oscar winner William Monahan is reteaming with The Departed players Leonardo DiCaprio and Vertigo Entertainment for another Hong Kong remake, a thriller titled Confessions of Pain for Warner Bros. Pictures, which acquired the rights to the film.
The Hollywood Reporter says “Pain” follows two close friends, one a police detective and the other a private detective, who team to investigate the murder of the cop’s father-in-law. As the investigation proceeds, they uncover evidence that shows that nothing is as it appears.
The original, released last year, was created by Alan Mak, Andrew Lau and Felix Chong, the team behind Infernal Affairs, the Hong Kong film on which Oscar winner Departed was based.
“Pain” is being developed as a starring vehicle for DiCaprio, who will produce via his Appian Way along with Vertigo’s Roy Lee and Doug Davison.
Monahan, who won the Academy Award for best adapted screenplay for writing The Departed, will adapt “Pain” and executive produce.