Emily Mortimer on Scorsese's Shutter Island
04.08.08 by REELZ
We recently spoke with Emily Mortimer (Lars and the Real Girl, Match Point), who is starring in a few upcoming indies--this weekend's Ryan Reynolds starrer, Chaos Theory, next month's David Mamet jiu-jitsu drama, Redbelt, among them.
But even more exciting is Mortimer's mainstream turn in Martin Scorsese's next movie, the Dennis Lehane (Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone) mystery/thriller Shutter Island, which is still shooting.
Mortimer confirms that even though the movie is based on Lehane's novel, Shutter Island, Scorese has changed the title. "It was called Shutter Island, it's now called Ashecliffe," she says.
"I play someone in an asylum for the criminally insane in the 1950s," Mortimer explained. "So you're an inmate?" we asked. But the bright-eyed Mortimer couldn't divulge any more. "It's complicated," she said. "It's a very plot-driven thing, so I can't give too much away 'cuz it will spoil the story."