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Silence Trailer: Martin Scorsese Explores Outlawed Christianity

By Brian B. — November 23rd, 2016

Just in time for awards season this year, acclaimed director and master filmmaker Martin Scorsese unleashes the first trailer for Silence, the story of two Christian missionaries (Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver) who face the ultimate test of faith when they travel to Japan in search of their missing mentor (Liam Neeson), at a time when christianity was outlawed and their presence forbidden.

Andrew Garfield (of Amazing Spider-Man fame) and Adam Driver (Kylo Ren in Star Wars 7) play the two Jesuit priests in Slience, they are also joined by Liam Neeson who plays mentor to the pair. Recently, Paramount Pictures slated the movie for release on December 23 which would just barely make the cut-off date requirement for awards consideration. It's safe to bet that Silence will be a great cinematic endeavor as Martin Scorsese is known for his own unique visual style and remarkable skill as a storyteller.

Martin Scorsese's Silence stars Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Tadanobu Asano, Ciarán Hinds, and Liam Neeson. The celebrated director's 28-year journey to bring Shusaku Endo's 1966 acclaimed novel to life will be in theaters this Christmas via Paramount Pictures. This has been a passion project for the legendary director who has been wanting to make the movie for more than two decades. Silence is based on Shûsaku Endô's acclaimed 1966 novel of the same name. Here is a synopsis of Silence.

"Seventeenth-century Japan: Two Portuguese Jesuit priests travel to a country hostile to their religion, where feudal lords force the faithful to publicly renounce their beliefs. Eventually captured and forced to watch their Japanese Christian brothers lay down their lives for their faith, the priests bear witness to unimaginable cruelties that test their own beliefs."

Here's what Martin Scorsese had to say in a statement about Silence.

"I've wanted to make Silence for almost two decades, and it is finally a reality. It is heartening to have adventurous partners like Fabrica and SharpSword to work with on this picture."

Martin Scorsese is directing from a screenplay by Jay Cocks, which is adapted from Shusaku Endo's novel. Gaston Pavlovich will produce alongside Martin Scorsese, Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Randall Emmett, Irwin Winkler and Barbara DeFinawith, with Dale Brown, Matthew Malek, Tyler Zacharia, George Furla and Chad A. Verdi serving as executive producers. Take a look at the first footage.

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