Shutter Island picks up three more cast members.

Three more actors have beenadded to the cast of Shutter Island. Yes, it apparently is being called Shutter Island. It looks like the temporary name Ashecroft was simply a matter of a publicist taking matters into his own hands. Don’t worry, he was taken out behind the mailroom, seriously beaten and then forced to watch Joel Schumacher movies.

The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Max Von Sydow, Jackie Earle Haley and Emily Mortimer have all joined the cast.

Sydow will be playing a physician at the asylum.

MVS was nominated for anOscar for his lead performance in Pele the Conqueror. He has also appearedalongside Robert Redford (back when Mr. Redford was delivering great films…I really miss those days, I wonder if Mr. Redford misses them. If not, somebody should make him watch Legal Eagles, Havana and Up close & Personal.) in the amazing Three Days of the Condor, The Exorcist and The Seventh Seal.

Jackie Earle Haley came to fame in his youth with the Bad News Bears films as well as Breaking Away. After being gone from the scene for years, he returned in the critically acclaimed independent film Little Children and will be in the upcoming film The Watchmen.

Haley will be playing an inmate.

Emily Mortimer was recently seen in Match Point and Lars and the Real Girl, and will be playing an escaped inmate named Rachael.

These three join the already announced cast of Leo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Michelle Williams, Patricia Clarkeson and Sir Ben Kingsley.

Shutter Island is based on the novel of Dennis Lehane and is being directed by Martin Scorsese.

The project picked up some other good news, as the distribution for several European countries.
TeleMuchen paid Twelve million for the German rights, Medusa forked over Ten million for the rightsfor Italy, Manga 6-8 million for Spain and Vantage is paying around 2 millionto distribute it in Russia.
And the film has not even started production yet.

I am already making plans to snag some of those posters.

Production will be starting in mid March.

For more info on Shutter Island, check out our previous posts.