Promotions for the latest Martin Scorsese/Leonardo DiCaprio collaboration has begun by way of Italy. Both were on hand this morning at the Shutter Island photocall at Hassler Hotel on February 8, 2010 in Rome.
The film is based on the 2003 novel of the same name by Dennis Lehane.
It’s 1954, and up-and-coming U.S. marshal Teddy Daniels is assigned to investigate the disappearance of a patient from Boston’s Shutter Island Ashecliffe Hospital. He’s been pushing for an assignment on the island for personal reasons, but before long he wonders whether he hasn’t been brought there as part of a twisted plot by hospital doctors whose radical treatments range from unethical to illegal to downright sinister.
Teddy’s shrewd investigating skills soon provide a promising lead, but the hospital refuses him access to records he suspects would break the case wide open. As a hurricane cuts off communication with the mainland, more dangerous criminals “escape” in the confusion, and the puzzling, improbable clues multiply, Teddy begins to doubt everything – his memory, his partner, even his own sanity.
Check out the teaser released during last nights Super Bowl.