Scorsese will be directing from a script written by Laeta Kalogridis, who has adapted the screenplay based on a novel by Dennis Lehane. The pic revolves around a U.S. marshal (DiCaprio) 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.
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.