added: Tue, Dec 13th '16
Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver step into "high danger" to look for a missing Liam Neeson in a new 60-second commercial for Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese's Japanese persecution drama "Silence."
Set during the era in Japan where all Christians were brutally persecuted, "Silence" sees Garfield and Driver as two 17th-century Portuguese Jesuit priests who travel to a Japanese village to search for their mentor, Father Cristovao Ferreira (played by Neeson), who is rumored to have been tortured into denouncing his faith and religious by Japanese authorities.
Based on the 1966 historical fiction novel of the same name by the late Japanese Roman Catholic author Shusaku Endo, the forthcoming film has been a long-gestating passion project for Scorsese, who also co-wrote the screenplay with two-time Oscar-nominated screenwriter Jay Cocks (Gangs of New York, The Age of Innocence).
The movie, though partly fiction, is inspired by the real-life story of Father Ferreira, a Portuguese Jesuit missionary known for being savagely beaten into submission and forced to commit apostasy during Japan's banning of Christianity.
"Silence" also stars Ciaran Hinds, Tadanobu Asano, Shin'ya Tsukamoto, and Issei Ogata. It opens in select theaters December 23rd and everywhere on January 13th.
Martin Scorsese’s SILENCE tells 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. The celebrated director's 28-year journey to bring Shusaku Endo’s 1966 acclaimed novel to life will be in theaters this Christmas.
directed by Martin Scorsese
starring Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Liam Neeson, Ciaran Hinds, Tadanobu Asano, Issei Ogata, Shin'ya Tsukamoto, Yosuke Kubozuka, Nana Komatsu
release date December 23, 2016 (Limited), January 13, 2017 (Nationwide)