Scorsese, DiCaprio Teams-Up Again for Shutter IslandCategory: Entertainment
Dennis Lehane’s 2003 commercially and critically successful novel titled Shutter Island will now be adapted into the silver screen.
It will star Leonardo DiCaprio and directed by Martin Scorsese.
Knowing the credentials of these two Hollywood bigwigs, we know this movie will also be commercially and critically acclaimed.
DiCaprio and Scorsese has also worked in films such as Gangs of New York, The Aviator and the Oscar Best Picture awardee, The Departed.
SYNOPSIS (from Wikipedia):
In 1954, two U.S. marshals investigate the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane on an island in Massachusetts. They run into trouble when they are deceived by the hospital’s chief administrator, a hurricane hits, they uncover a sinister experiment, patients escape, and all hell breaks loose.
In the end of the movie it is revealed that one of the two U.S. marshals, “Teddy” (Leonardo DiCaprio), is actually a delusional mental patient in the hospital. He murdered his manic depressive wife after she drowned their three children. He was a mental patient at the hospital for two years, and the doctors decided to try a roleplay experiment to allow him to live out his delusional fantasy in order to come to grips with reality. The treatment plan works – and the patient is retold what has happened to him and he accepts what he did to his wife. However, in the final scene he fakes having a relapse to a delusional state – in order to get a lobotomy so he will not have to deal with the mental anguish of his act.
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Shutter Island was released in theaters on February 19, 2010 worldwide by Paramount Pictures.If you want to receive my latest posts, please subscribe to my full feed RSS or have them delivered through email. Just enter your email address below and hit the Subscribe button.