Michelle Williams is joining Shutter Island, playing the wife of U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels (Leonardo DiCaprio) in the Martin Scorsese-directed drama for Paramount Pictures.
Variety says Williams is in talks to join DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo and Ben Kingsley in the film, an adaptation of the best-selling novel by Dennis Lehane. Laeta Kalogridis wrote the script, and Mike Medavoy, Arnold Messer, Brad Fischer and Scorsese will produce.
The drama revolves around the trip made by Daniels to Shutter Island in 1954 to figure out how a multiple murderess escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane on the remote island. He is grieving the recent death of his wife, who was killed in a fire by one of the inhabitants of the facility.