For his first film since winning the Oscar, Martin Scorsese has added another fellow Academy favorite.
Ben Kingsley is joining a
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
House of Sand and Fog.