Producer Predicts Lively Opening For The Departed
The producer of Martin Scorsese's The Departed is predicting a huge box office take for the film when it opens next weekend. "I hope it's more than $30 [million], and anything above $40 [million] I'll be very happy," producer Graham King told New York Daily News columnist Lloyd Grove. He added, "We'll see; I mean with this cast? Everyone should go, right?" The cast includes Jack Nicholson, Leonardo Dicaprio, Matt Damon and Mark Wahlberg, who have been getting outstanding pre-release reviews. David Ansen in Newsweek called the cast "a great ensemble" and concluded, "The Departed is Scorsese's most purely enjoyable movie in years. But it's not for the faint of heart. It's rude, bleak, violent and defiantly un-PC."