Scorsese, DiCaprio Uniting For Fourth Time

Written by Jason Singer on . Posted in Posts, Sports.


New York’s favorite
filmmaker, Martin Scorsese, and his favorite actor, Leonardo DiCaprio, will
work together
for the fourth time on next year’s “Shutter Island,”
Paramount Pictures and Columbia Pictures announced yesterday.

The ageless Scorsese, who turns 167 next month, has always
had a weird, almost creepy relationship with the much younger DiCaprio (Remember that prolonged hug at the Oscars last year?). Despite
suspicions of pedophilia, however, the duo has churned out three Oscar-winning
films over the past five years: Gangs of New York (2002), The Aviator
(2004) and last year’s The Departed. Their new one, based on the Dennis
Lehane
novel of the same name, will be the third Lehane novel-turned-movie
in recent years: he also penned Mystic
River
(2003) and Gone,
Baby, Gone
(2007).

The story takes place in 1954, and DiCaprio will play a U.S.
Marshal investigating the disappearance of a murderess who escaped from an
insane asylum and is hiding on the remote Shutter Island.
And don’t worry, my sources have already assured me that no rats will crawl
across the screen in front of the Capitol
Building
at the end of
this movie.

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