Just six weeks before director Martin Scorsese’s adaptation of Dennis Lehane’s novel about the criminally insane was scheduled to hit theaters last October, Paramount Pictures pulled the Leonardo DiCaprio-starring movie from its year-end lineup.
I had started seeing trailers for this movie last fall and wondered why its release had been postponed. Dennis Lehane is one of my favorite authors, and this book is particularly–well, it’s hard to say more without spoiling both the book and the movie. But the postponement gave me time to reread the book before the movie release, for which I’m grateful. I’m eager to see how this film adaptation works.