Martin Scorsese’s Movie With Leonardo DiCaprio’s Character Having “constant 24-hour panic attack” Is Streaming Now on Netflix

Martin Scorsese’s Movie With Leonardo DiCaprio’s Character Having “constant 24-hour panic attack” Is Streaming Now on Netflix

Netflix is expanding its catalog with new and old content. The streamer has just recently added the award-winning Leonardo’ DiCaprio starrer, The Departed to its catalog. The movie will definitely draw in eyeballs who missed the 2006 movie at the theaters. Also, it’s good to have another Scorsese film in its roster apart from the Netflix original The Irishman

The Martin Scorsese-directed film stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Matt Damon in the leading roles. It also stars other Hollywood stalwarts including Jack Nicholson and Mark Wahlberg. It is loosely based on real-life Boston Winter Hill Gang and is also touted as a remake of the Hong Kong movie, Infernal Affairs

The Leonardo DiCaprio starrer The Departed plot 

The four-time Oscar-winning film takes place in Boston. Frank Costella (Jack), plants Colin Sullivan (Matt) within the Massachusetts State Police hoping to extract information from the unit. Meanwhile, the police have assigned Billy Costigan (DiCaprio) as an undercover agent to infiltrate the Irish mob. But obviously, things don’t go as planned. Colin and Billy race to uncover each other’s identity before the secret is out. 

The film is rated 8.5 on IMDb and has received an R rating due to extreme violence and strong language. 

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Interesting trivia about The Departed 

Jack Nicholson was the second choice for Costello. Scorsese wanted Al Pacino to assume the role, but he turned it down. Interestingly, Nicholson accepted the role because he wanted to play a villain after his comedic roles. The actors’ paychecks drained half of the film’s budget. 

Ray Winstone and Jack Nicholson didn’t have an amicable relationship on the set. And did you know they used the same yacht for both The Departed and The Wolf of Wall Street? Leonardo met with Irish Mob members and Matt Damon worked with the Massachusetts State Police to prepare for the role.  Moreover, Brad Pitt was originally cast to play Sullivan but dropped out of it to star in Babel. However, he still produced the through Plan B.

Will you stream The Departed on Netflix?

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