Three Join Scorsese’s Shutter Island


Max von Sydow, Emily Mortimer and Jackie Earle Haley have joined the cast of Martin Scorsese’s mystery drama Shutter Island for Paramount, says The Hollywood Reporter.

The three join Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley, Michelle Williams and Patricia Clarkson in the film, which was adapted by Laeta Kalogridis from Dennis Lehane’s 2004 novel.

The story revolves around two U.S. marshals (DiCaprio and Ruffalo) who travel to a Massachusetts island to investigate the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane. Chaos ensues for the two as they encounter a web of deceit, a hurricane and a deadly inmate riot that leaves them trapped on the island.

Von Sydow will play one of the hospital’s physicians, while Mortimer will play Rachel, an escaped hospital patient. Haley will play an inmate.

Production is set to begin on March 6.