The Mystery Film Deal Front

As per Variety, Martin Scorsese will direct and Leonardo DiCaprio will star in an adaptation of Dennis Lehane’s SHUTTER ISLAND. I do like what Vulture has to say about this: “It is now clear that Martin Scorsese needs Leonardo DiCaprio the way

Fellini needed Mastroianni, or John Woo needs two guys pointing guns at

each other.” Heh. More from Jeremy Lynch at Crimespree Cinema.

Also, Publishers Marketplace reported yesterday that the film rights to Megan Abbott’s wonderful debut novel DIE A LITTLE sold to Jessica Biel and United Artists. Shari Smiley at CAA conducted the deal on behalf of Megan’s agent, Paul Cirone of the Friedrich Agency.