Amazon are looking to raise their profile with an adaption of an oscar winning film – The Departed.
The project centers on a young cop who goes undercover to infiltrate a ruthless Latino gang, which simultaneously plants its own man in the police department. Set in present-day Chicago amidst the shifting tides of warring ethnic drug gangs, the gritty, suspenseful drama follows these two embattled moles as they attempt to fulfill their mission and stay alive.
A timeline for production has yet to be released. It is interested to note that The Departed is itself based on a critically acclaimed Hong Kong film Infernal Affairs.