Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time!
Empire's Guardians Of The Galaxy Cover
Does Star Wars Have A Brain Trust?
Nick Frost:
My Movie Life

The World's End star's pick of the flicks
Subscribe: 6 Issues For £15!
Subscribe today and save 37% off the cover price!
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Raccoon Rule At Guardians Of The Galaxy’s London Premiere
It’s a marvellous night for a racoon dance
New Clip From Football Animation The Unbeatables
Fuss in boots
Comic-Con: New Image Of Ben Affleck As Batman Revealed
Check out the Batdimples on Bruce
Comic-Con: Christopher Nolan Unveils Interstellar
Director’s surprise appearance heralds new information
Hammer Opens The Winchester Mystery House
Spierig Brothers prepare for a haunting
Comic-Con: First Poster For Leprechaun Prequel
Leprechaun: Origins goes back to the old country
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
YESTERDAY
Fresh Avengers: Age Of Ultron Concept Art
Updated! Now with Black Widow and Captain America
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Avengers: Age Of Ultron
24 April 2015
Foxcatcher
25 December 2014
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Begin Again (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Wolf Of Wall Street (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Thanks For Sharing (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Now You See Me (2013)
Empire Star Rating
The Great Gatsby (2013)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Shutter Island Opens For Mark Ruffalo
Starring alongside Leo in Marty's latest

27 November 2007  |  Written by Tom Ambrose  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

submit to reddit

Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio have been planning a trip to Shutter Island for some time now – and today, they asked Mark Ruffalo to join them.

No, we haven’t stumbled upon the trio’s holiday plans – DiCaprio and Scorsese may be creatively tight, but we doubt very much that they’d holiday together and even if they did, they wouldn’t choose a remote island just outside of Boston as their destination.

No, instead, Shutter Island is the name of the next DiCaprio/Scorsese movie - based on the Dennis Lehane novel - in which Li’l Leo will play Teddy Daniels, a US Marshal who travels to the titular isle to track down Rachel Solando, a bonkers loony murderess who’s escaped from an asylum on the island. Only when he gets there, he finds more than he bargained for, in the shape of an incoming hurricane that causes the asylum’s remaining patients to riot – and all the while, Solando is out there, and something is not quite right at the hospital…

Ruffalo, a fine actor who can now add Scorsese to his list of A-List Directors I’ve Worked With Excel spreadsheet (a list that includes David Fincher, John Woo, Ang Lee, Michael Mann and, erm, Gary Winick), will play DiCaprio’s new partner, Chuck Aule. And the casting of such a prestigious actor indicates, and quite rightly, that Chuck is much more than your average second banana partner role. We can't go into details, sadly - spoilers abound!

Heck of a cast Marty’s assembling, though the Solando part has yet to be filled. With shooting beginning in March, we’re guessing that an announcement will be made sooner, rather than later.

Paramount and Columbia are splitting the costs on this one, while Mike Medavoy, Arnold Messer, Brad Fischer and Scorsese will all produce.

So far, each new Scorsese/DiCaprio picture has been better than the last, with The Departed representing their pinnacle thus far. Shutter Island could be their best yet.

Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

World Exclusive: The New Wall-E Trailer
This kicks shiny metal butt!
Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium Premiere
Hoffman and a zebra hit the capital

Your Comments

sounds promising
I'm a big fan of Dennis Lehane's books and, on the basis of THE DEPARTED, this should be very very good indeed. More

Posted by davidjthomson at 21:22 on 27 November 2007 | Report This Post

RE: Great Book
Actually wasn't too mad about the book, could be a good film though. More

Posted by Woger at 13:15 on 27 November 2007 | Report This Post

Great Book
Excellent story from Lahane. Re-read it only recently. Really looking forward to this one. More

Posted by chill at 11:49 on 27 November 2007 | Report This Post

Great Book
Excellent story from Lahane. Re-read it only recently. Really looking forward to this one. More

Posted by chill at 11:42 on 27 November 2007 | Report This Post

Top news
This movie sounded awesome to begin with and now its sounds even better, Ruffalo is one of the best actors around and he was the standout in Zodiac's top notch cast! More

Posted by mattchoman at 10:32 on 27 November 2007 | Report This Post

seriosuly the best casting news i've heard in a long while if anyone deserves the Scorsese treatment as of late its Ruffalo. Brilliant News! More

Posted by doncopey1 at 10:15 on 27 November 2007 | Report This Post

Can hardly wait for this movie to come out More

Posted by umer_ejaz at 10:13 on 27 November 2007 | Report This Post

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Empire's Guardians Of The Galaxy Review
Our official verdict on Marvel's latest addition to their cinematic universe

Frank Grillo's Ten Toughest Hollywood Tough Guys
The Purge: Anarchy star picks his favourite badasses

Role By Role With Joel McHale
The star of The Soup and Community on Spider-Man 2 and much more

'I Have The Club But I Didn't Get The Lion's Head'
Dwayne Johnson (and pals) talks Hercules props, action and ancient superheroes

Classic Feature: The Making Of The Silence Of The Lambs
Is this the most frightening movie ever made?

Classic Feature: Jack Nicholson - Gods Among Us
Charisma, consistency and cunning summed up in a single word: Jack.

Peter Fonda On Peter Fonda
The Hollywood legend relives his career highlights

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time Subscribers' Cover

Subscribe today and get the cover and 3 issues for only £10!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)