First Look: Andrew Garfield in Martin Scorsese's New Film 'Silence'
The new Scorsese movie is on the way. There have been handfuls of paparazzi set photos and other leaked images, plus news about production troubles, but after waiting patiently they've released an official photo from Martin Scorsese's Silence, which finished filming in Taiwan earlier this month. EW.com debuted this photo from Silence, showing actor Andrew Garfield as Father Rodrigues, a priest who travels to Japan to confront the rumors that his mentor has abandoned the Church. He's seen embracing Shinya Tsukamoto, who plays a villager named Mokichi. It's one simple shot but it's powerful and speaks volumes about what kind of film we'll be seeing. And I can't wait. I've got a really good feeling this is going to turn out amazing.
This is our first hint at that possibility. Hopefully we'll see more sooner than later. From Scorsese's Silence:
The film is set in the 17th century and focuses on two Jesuit priests who face violence and persecution when they travel to Japan to locate their mentor and to spread the gospel of Christianity. The period sees religious persecution running rampant with Christians forced to practice their faith in secret. Garfield plays Father Rodrigues, who travels to Japan with a fellow priest (Driver) amid rumors that Rodrigues' mentor (Liam Neeson) has abandoned the Church. Silence was adapted by writer Jay Cocks, from Shûsaku Endô's 1966 novel, directed by the legendary Martin Scorsese (recently of Shine a Light, Shutter Island, Huge, The Wolf of Wall Street). "The subject matter presented by Shusaku Endo was in my life since I was very, very young," said Scorsese. Paramount will release Silence in theaters starting sometime in 2016. Stay tuned for more.