Ruffalo to star alongside DiCaprio in Scorseses Shutter Island

November 28th, 2007 - 11:40 am ICT by admin  

Washington, Nov 28 (ANI): Mark Ruffalo has signed on to star alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in Shutter Island.

Martin Scorsese is directing the Paramount and Columbia drama from a script penned by Laeta Kalogridis.

The movie is an adaptation of Dennis Lehane’s 2004 novel by the same name.

Ruffalo will play U.S. Marshal Chuck Aule, who travels with his new partner (DiCaprio) to the eponymous Massachusetts island in 1954. As they investigate the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane, they encounter a web of lies, a hurricane and a deadly inmate riot that leaves them trapped on the island.

The movie is set to begin in March 2008, reports the Hollywood Reporter.

On board as producers are Phoenix Pictures, Scorsese’s Sikelia Prods. and DiCaprio’s Appian Way.

Mike Medavoy, Arnold Messer, Brad Fischer and Scorsese will serve as producers. Lehane, Kalogridis and Louis Phillips will executive produce.

Paramount will supervise production and handle North American distribution. Columbia is set to handle international distribution.

“Shutter Island” was originally optioned in 2003 by Columbia. The option lapsed and Lehane’s Gersh reps resold it to Phoenix Pictures. (ANI)

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