(ANI): Sir Ben Kingsley has signed on to star in Martin Scorsese's
period thriller "Shutter Island". The pic will mark Kingsley's
first collaboration with the famous director. The Oscar-winning
actor will now be joining a cast that includes Leonardo DiCaprio
and Mark Ruffalo.
Leonardo DiCaprio will star as a U.S. marshal who is sent to a
remote New England island in summer 1954 to investigate the
disappearance of a patient from the island's prison/mental
hospital. Kingsley will portray the mental hospital's chief
physician, reports Variety.
be directing from a script written by Laeta Kalogridis, who has
adapted the screenplay based on a novel by Dennis Lehane. Pic is a
co-production of Phoenix Pictures, Scorsese's Sikelia and
DiCaprio's Appian Way banners. Mike Medavoy, Arnold Messer, Brad
Fischer and Scorsese will produce. Lehane, Kalogridis and Louis
Phillips are on board as executive producers.