They first teamed up to create the Gangs of New York. Then it was a very fine flick about an Aviator. Most recently they were Departed to very fine effect. And now it looks like master director Martin Scorsese and prolific actor Leonardo DiCaprio are about to team up for a fourth film. According to Variety, Marty and Leo will collaborate on Shutter Island, a crime drama based on a novel by Dennis Lehane. (The author also penned Mystic River and Gone Baby Gone, both of which were made into films.)

Variety offers a plot synopsis that reads like this: "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." Screenwriter Laeta Kalogridis (Alexander, Pathfinder) will be on adaptation duty. The Paramount-Columbia co-production looks to begin production in March, and apparently the goal is to shoot somewhere in New England.

All I know is we're getting a new Scorsese movie (relatively) soon. Leo's involvement is just a little good news on the side.
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