Shutter Island gets a new name

Martin Scorsese’s big screen version of Dennis Lehane’s Shutter Island has a new name.


Ashecliffe is the name of the asylum located on the fictional Shutter island off Boston harbor. This news has come out in several new articles, including the Boston Herald. Interestingly enough, the news has sort of slipped out, being mentioned in articles about other things. No reason has been given for the name change.

One other note is that Oscar nominee Patricia Clarkson has also signed on. No word as to who she will be playing.

She joins Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Sir Ben Kingsley and Michelle Williams.

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