Despite my disappointment with the book, I find myself getting more and more excited for this film as the year goes on. I think this could be a really good chance for Scorcese to create a brilliant, modern noir film. DiCaprio has a great chance at an Oscar nomination and any of the supporting actors could sneak in. My guess is it will probably be Mark Ruffalo or Ben Kingsley, but my hope is that Max von Sydow gets another looooong overdue shot at Oscar.
The film will be in theatres in the U.S. on October 2, 2009.