Ruffalo to Star in Scorsese's Shutter Island

markruffalojoaquinphoenix Ruffalo to Star in Scorsese's Shutter IslandOur favorite scruffy, everyman actor Mark Ruffalo has landed a role as a cop opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in Martin Scorsese’s drama Shutter Island, according to the Hollywood Reporter. We saw him last in Zodiac as the animal-cracker eating Inspector David Toschi (he was also in Reservation Road this year, but did anyone actually watch that movie)?

This time he’ll play U.S. Marshal Chuck Aule, who joins his new partner (played by Mr. DiCaprio) to investigate the disapperance of an insane hospital patient on a tiny Massachusetts island in 1954. The movie is based on Dennis Lehane’s 2004 novel.