Scorsese’s “Silence”

filmMartin 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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