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Scorsese & DiCaprio: together once again for 'Shutter Island'

Posted Tuesday, October 23, 2007 at 11:50 AM Central

by Tim Briscoe

The collaboration between director Martin Scorsese and actor Leonardo DiCaprio has been a successful one -- to say the least. The two are reteaming for an adaptation of Dennis Lehane's Shutter Island.

Marty and Leo (no, I haven't earned the right to call them that but I like to think we're friends) first did Gangs of New York in 2002. Then came the Howard Hughes biopic The Aviator. Last year's The Departed earned four Oscars including a Best Director trophy for Scorsese.

Akin to The Departed, Shutter Island is a crime thriller set in Boston. Lehane also wrote the novels Mystic River and Gone, Baby, Gone. Mystic River (2003) received six Academy Award nominations for Clint Eastwood and company. Gone, Baby, Gone is already an Oscar favorite this year for Ben and Casey Affleck.

Scorsese. DiCaprio. Lehane. Yeah, this one should be good.