Kingsley signs on to ‘Shutter Island’

Actor to join Scorsese's period thriller

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

Leonardo DiCaprio will star as a U.S. marshal 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. Mark Ruffalo has already boarded the project. Kingsley will portray the mental hospital’s chief physician.

Laeta Kalogridis adapted the screenplay based on a novel by Dennis Lehane.

Pic is a co-production of Phoenix Pictures, Scorsese’s Sikelia and DiCaprio’s Appian Way banners. Mike Medavoy, Arnold Messer, Brad Fischer and Scorsese will produce. Lehane, Kalogridis and Louis Phillips will exec produce.

“Shutter Island” will mark Kingsley’s first collaboration with Scorsese.

Kingsley, who is shooting the Mike Myers comedy “The Love Guru,” has several films in the can, including “Elegy” and “The Wackness.”

More Film

  • Trevor Jackson and Jason Mitchell in

    Film News Roundup: Sony Opening Crime Thriller 'Superfly' Two Days Earlier

    Ben Kingsley has signed on to co-star in Martin Scorsese’s period thriller “Shutter Island” for Paramount Pictures. Leonardo DiCaprio will star as a U.S. marshal 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. Mark Ruffalo has already boarded the […]

  • The Dead and the Others Review

    Cannes Film Review: 'The Dead and the Others'

    Ben Kingsley has signed on to co-star in Martin Scorsese’s period thriller “Shutter Island” for Paramount Pictures. Leonardo DiCaprio will star as a U.S. marshal 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. Mark Ruffalo has already boarded the […]

  • Transilvania Film Fest Raises Curtain on

    Transilvania Film Festival Raises Curtain on 17th Edition

    Ben Kingsley has signed on to co-star in Martin Scorsese’s period thriller “Shutter Island” for Paramount Pictures. Leonardo DiCaprio will star as a U.S. marshal 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. Mark Ruffalo has already boarded the […]

  • 'The Division' Director on Breaking the

    'The Division' Director David Leitch on Breaking the Video Game Movie Curse

    Ben Kingsley has signed on to co-star in Martin Scorsese’s period thriller “Shutter Island” for Paramount Pictures. Leonardo DiCaprio will star as a U.S. marshal 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. Mark Ruffalo has already boarded the […]

  • moviepass card

    MoviePass Parent's Stock Slides to Another Record Low

    Ben Kingsley has signed on to co-star in Martin Scorsese’s period thriller “Shutter Island” for Paramount Pictures. Leonardo DiCaprio will star as a U.S. marshal 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. Mark Ruffalo has already boarded the […]

  • Happytime Murders

    'Sesame Street' Creators Sue STX Entertainment Over Marketing for 'The Happytime Murders'

    Ben Kingsley has signed on to co-star in Martin Scorsese’s period thriller “Shutter Island” for Paramount Pictures. Leonardo DiCaprio will star as a U.S. marshal 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. Mark Ruffalo has already boarded the […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content