Kingsley Visits Scorsese’s Island

Ben Kingsley has signed on to co-star in Martin Scorsese’s period thriller “Shutter Island” for Paramount Pictures reports the trades.

Based on a novel by Dennis Lehane, Leonardo DiCaprio will star as a U.S. marshall who is sent to the 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. Mark Ruffalo also stars, whilst Laeta Kalogridis adapted the screenplay.