Andrew Garfield And Ken Watanabe Anchor Scorsese's SILENCE

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It's a project that Martin Scorsese has been trying to get off the ground for roughly twenty years now and his adaptation of Endo Shusako's Silence looks as though it's finally ready to get off the ground with word that Andrew Garfield and Ken Watanabe have signed on in the lead parts with production scheduled to begin in summer 2014. Which, among other things, assumes that there won't be another Spider-Man sequel shooting next summer.

Garfield will play a 17th century Jesuit priest in Japan during a time of religious persecution, forcing his to do his work underground. Watanabe will play his interpreter. Says Scorsese about the project: It's a thriller. Thriller meaning they are undercover.I'm interested in this, whether it's undercover priests or undercover cops.
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  • Gina

    I really loved the novel... hope he does it justice.

  • Michael Reid

    The book is great and the Shinoda film was lacking but i think this will be better ,its been a labor of love for Scorsese amid backers dropping out ,cast members coming and going .
    Watanabe is an interesting choice as he mainly plays good guy roles ,when he played Oda Nobunaga he could not pull off the requisite bad ass gravitas ,i would have thought Sanada Hiroyuki or Asano Tadanobu would have been better ,though Watanabe is a bigger star ,anyway at least its getting made .

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