Jackie Earl Haley is on a motherfuckin’ roll. After decades in the wilderness post-child stardom, he comes back with a great, Oscar nominated performance in Little Children. Then, thanks to the hard work of CHUD.com, he nails the role of Rorschach in Watchmen – easily one of the last truly great superhero roles out there. And now he’s working with Martin Scorsese.
Scorsese has added Haley to the cast of Shutter Island (which Empire had reported was being renamed Ashcliffe… guess not?) as a mental patient. Also crazy in the movie: Emily Mortimer (I’d give her some shock treatment, knowhutimean?). The third new cast member is Max von Sydow, who totally made me cry like a bitch in The Diving Bell and the Butterfly. He’s playing a psychiatrist on the titular island, which holds an insane asylum. When Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo go there to investigate a patient’s disappearance, they get trapped in a hurricane and inmate riot.
Shutter Island is based on the novel by Dennis Lehane, and will mark the 37th collaboration between Leo and Marty. The film starts shooting next week and I would murder everybody in my family for a chance to visit that set.