Martin Scorcese Sends Mental Patients To Island

February 26, 2008 By:
Martin Scorcese Sends Mental Patients To Island

Martin Scorcese's latest collaboration with Leonardo DiCaprio sounds very mysterious. It's called Shutter Island, and stars Emily Mortimer and Jackie Earle Haley who play mental patients. DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo play two U.S. marshals who travel to a Massachusetts island to investigate the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane.

Chaos ensues as they encounter a web of deceit, a hurricane and a deadly inmate riot that leaves them trapped on the island. Max Von Sydow will play one of the hospital's physicians.

Ben Kingsley, Michelle Williams and Patricia Clarkson also star in the film, which was adapted by Laeta Kalogridis from "Mystic River" author Dennis Lehane's 2004 novel.

Prouduction begins next week.