With Michael Mann set to work with Johnny Depp in ‘Public Enemies’, Peter Jackson bringing us ‘The Lovely Bones’ and Martin Scorsese putting together ‘Shutter Island’ we know there will be at least a few high-profile films worth keeping an eye on in 2008 and Marty continues to add names to Shutter’s cast. The latest name joining the feature adaptation of Dennis Lehane’s novel is Michelle Williams. She joins Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo and Ben Kingsley in the drama revolving around the trip made by U.S. marshal Teddy Daniels (Leonardo DiCaprio) to a remote New England island in 1954 to figure out how a multiple murderess escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane.
Williams, will play the wife of Teddy Daniels, a US Marshall which will be played by Leonardo DiCaprio. The film follows the story of Teddy and his partner who travel to Shutter Island to investigate the escape of Rachel Solando, a murderess, from the mental institution on the Island. They then find themselves trapped on the island thanks to a pesky hurricane. Teddy, already racked with guilt about the recent death of his wife, begins to fall apart when the man who killed his wife is in the very mental institution that he’s investigating. So, if Teddy’s wife is dead it could be possible that William’s character will appear in the movie in flashback sequences.