Sydow, Mortimer Visit The Island

Max von Sydow, Emily Mortimer and Jackie Earle Haley have all joined the cast of the Martin Scorsese-directed mystery drama “Shutter Island” (aka. “Ashcliffe”) for Paramount Pictures says Reuters.

The story, based on Dennis Lehane’s novel, revolves around two U.S. marshals (Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark 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.

Ben Kingsley, Michelle Williams and Patricia Clarkson also star. Production is set to begin March 6th.