Wahlberg: The Departed could be a trilogy
Mark Wahlberg told Empire that the screenwriter of the Scorses-directed hit is already working on a second instalment, which, if successful, may provide hope for a prequel.
"They told me they wanted to try to do it," he said, going on to hint that he may return in the role of Dignam.
Furthermore, Wahlberg suggested that a certain gangster-playing Scorsese regular could appear.
"They're talking about bringing in De Niro to play a senator or a congressman," he said.
The Departed has received a total of five Oscar nominations, including Martin Scorsese for best director.
In previous years, Scorsese has been short-listed for the coveted golden statuette eight times, for films such as Raging Bull and The Aviator, although he has failed to win one so far.
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