Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio will reteam early next year on “Shutter Island,” a Laeta Kalogridis-scripted adaptation of the Dennis Lehane (“Mystic River,” “Gone Baby Gone”) novel reports Variety.
Drama is set in 1954, with DiCaprio in final talks to play U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels, who is investigating the disappearance of a murderess who escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane and is presumed to be hiding on the remote Shutter Island.
The Paramount and Sony Pictures co-production is being rushed forward for a March start of shooting. Filming will likely take place in Massachusetts, Connecticut or Nova Scotia.