Trio of stars click for 'Shutter'
EmptyMax von Sydow, Emily Mortimer and Jackie Earle Haley have joined the cast of Martin Scorsese's mystery drama "Shutter Island" for Paramount.
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, 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.
The film is being produced by Phoenix Pictures, Scorsese's Sikelia Prods. and DiCaprio's Appian Way with Mike Medavoy, Arnold Messer, Brad Fischer and Scorsese serving as producers. Kalogridis, Lehane and Louis Phillips are executive producing.
With production set to begin March 6, the project was just sold by Paramount Vantage to several major European territories.
Von Sydow ("The Diving Bell and the Butterfly") is repped by Diamond Management in the U.K.
Mortimer ("Redbelt") is repped by ICM and Brillstein Entertainment Partners.
Haley ("Watchmen") is repped by Gersh, manager Leslie Allan-Rice and attorney Todd Rubenstein of Morris, Yorn, Barnes & Levine.