For his first film since winning the Oscar, Martin Scorsese has added another fellow Academy favorite.

Ben Kingsley is joining a

Shutter Island

cast that already includes Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo, according to a published report.

Based on Dennis Lehane's 2004 novel, the '50s tale focuses on a pair of U.S. marshals who go to an island off the coast of Massachusetts to investigate the disappearance of a woman from a hospital for the criminally insane. Their work becomes more difficult when a hurricane leaves them trapped among the inmates.

Kingsley will play the hospital's chief physician, Dr. Cawley, in the Paramount production.

Shooting will begin in March from a script by Laeta Kalogridis.

Most recently seen in

You Kill Me


The Last Legion,

Kingsley will appear opposite Mike Myers in

The Love Guru.

Kingsley won his Oscar for


and has also earned nominations for


Sexy Beast

, and

House of Sand and Fog.