After a long wait, the first trailer for Martin Scorsese‘s long awaited project Silence has finally hit the web. Based on the novel of the same name by Shūsaku Endō, the film follows two Jesuit priests (Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver) who face violence and persecution when they travel to Japan to locate their mentor (Liam Neeson) and propagate Christianity.
This film is described Scorsese’s dream project and development first began in 1990. In a press conference last year, Scorsese said:
Silence is the second film this year to have Garfield in the lead and the actor could be in serious consideration for Best Actor come awards season. Adam Driver, who rose to fame with last year’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens is another actor to watch out. And of course there is Liam Neeson, who is working with Scorsese for the second time in his long career.
The trailer does well establishing the characters, their motives and the basic plot. Martin Scorsese is man who has a reputation for not holding back when it comes to some extremities in his films. Look at The Wolf of Wall Street as an example. The trailer gives us ample of sneak peeks into how dramatically heavy the film will be. Since Silence is getting a limited release in December, expect it to be a favourite in the awards season, especially in the main categories.
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The film is co-written by Jay Cocks who also wrote the screenplay for Gangs Of New York. The film also stars Shinya Tsukamoto, Tadanobu Asano and Ciaran Hinds.
Silence opens in theaters on December 23, 2016.
Here’s the plot synopsis for the film: