Oscar winning scribe William Monahan (“The Departed”) is re-teaming with Leonardo DiCaprio and Vertigo Entertainment for Hong Kong thriller remake “Confessions of Pain” for Warner Bros. Pictures.
The Hollywood Reporter indicates that “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 the team behind “Infernal Affairs” which “The Departed” was based on. “Pain” is being developed as a starring vehicle for DiCaprio who will also produce.
Monahan recently completed the script “Penetration” for Ridley Scott to direct, and his “Marco Polo” script is being developed as a star vehicle for Matt Damon.