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Michelle Williams in talks for ''Island''

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Michelle Williams (I’m Not There, Brokeback Mountain) is in final negotiations to play the wife of Leonardo DiCaprio’s character in the Martin Scorsese-directed Shutter Island, for Paramount Pictures. She also joins Ben Kingsley and Mark Ruffalo in the drama, based on Dennis Lehane’s 2004 novel, about a pair of U.S. marshals (DiCaprio and Ruffalo) who travel to a Massachusetts island to investigate the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane. The two get trapped on the island when a hurricane hits and a violent inmate riot breaks out. Williams is set to play the dead wife who haunts DiCaprio’s character. Kingsley has just been cast as the hospital’s enigmatic chief physician who reluctantly hosts to the two marshals. Shooting is scheduled to start in March. Williams got an Oscar nod for her role in 2005’s Brokeback, and she will next appear in Fox’s The List and writer-director Charlie Kaufman’s Synecdoche, New York. She stars with Gael Garcia Bernal in Swedish director Lukas Moodysson’s first English-language movie, Mammoth, which is currently in production. (Hollywood Reporter)

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