Thursday, January 28, 2010

Shutter Island Preview/Synopsis

Shutter Island Feb. 19

Directed by Oscar winner Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo Di Caprio, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley, Max Von Sydow, Michelle Williams, Emily Mortimer, Jackie Earle Haley, John Carroll Lynch, Ted Levine, Patricia Clarkson, Elia Koteas. Written by Laeta Kalogridis ( Alexander ) Cinematography by two time Oscar winner Robert Richardson ( JFK, The Aviator ), Editing by Oscar winner Thelma Schoonmaker ( The Departed, Raging Bull ) Production design by two time Oscar winner Dante Ferretti ( Sweeney Todd, The Aviator )

Adapted from the popular novel by Dennis Lehane, this psychological thriller is set in 1954, where the set up is U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels and his partner Chuck Aule, who are investing a murderess that has gone missing from a prison for the criminally insane, and is presumed to be hiding on Shutter island. Once they get there they soon find out that nothing it what it seems.

Rated R for disturbing violent content, language and some partial nudity. 138 min.

Oscar chances ? Very good. Do not let the February release date fool you. Silence Of The Lambs was released in February and we all know how well that did Oscar night. This has to potential for 6-9 Oscar nominations.

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