The Lehane story is about two U.S. Marshals who go to the titular island off the coast of New England in 1954. The island houses a mental hospital for the criminally insane. The marshals are searching for a woman who escaped from the hospital but is still, presumably, on the island.
Kingsley has been taking a lot of unusual roles of late, particularly his involvement in BloodRayne. Maybe this will be a return to a form that we all remember… Gandhi. Starring in a Scorsese film could remind him that he’s an Oscar-caliber performer. Who knows, maybe we’ll see Gandhi 2: No More Mr. Nice Guy.
Mark Ruffalo also joined the cast last week, and will play the other U.S. Marshal.
As far as I know, this is still planned for a March 2008 start date.