Martin Scorsese’s next film Silence tells the story of Portuguese Jesuit missionaries in 17th-century Japan. Based on the historical novel of the same name by Shusaku Endo, the movie project has been rumored for years but now has a December release date set. The cast is led by Liam Neeson, Andrew Garfield, and Adam Driver.
Tim Muldoon wrote about the movie rumors a couple of years ago here at dotMagis, citing Scorsese’s preface to one edition of Endo’s book. Read that here.
Last year Scorsese talked about the religious inspiration for the movie at a press conference when filming wrapped.
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