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AP: Martin Scorcese to Remake Hong Kong Film

By Indiewire | Indiewire July 11, 2006 at 2:45AM

Hong Kong director Andrew Lau said he's honored by Martin Scorsese's decision to remake his acclaimed crime thriller "Infernal Affairs." Scorsese's remake is named "The Departed" and features Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson and Mark Wahlberg. Lau, who hasn't seen the remake, said Sunday he considered Scorsese's decision an honor. The original starred Cannes best actor winner Tony Leung Chiu-wai and Andrew Lau. AP reports.
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Hong Kong director Andrew Lau said he's honored by Martin Scorsese's decision to remake his acclaimed crime thriller "Infernal Affairs." Scorsese's remake is named "The Departed" and features Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson and Mark Wahlberg. Lau, who hasn't seen the remake, said Sunday he considered Scorsese's decision an honor. The original starred Cannes best actor winner Tony Leung Chiu-wai and Andrew Lau. AP reports.