When Martin Scorsese has a passion project the studios need to listen . The legendary film maker has been trying to get this project done for almost 30 years. The first trailer just dropped and it looks like it was worth the wait. Silence just got its Dec. 23 release date after it premieres at the Vatican.
The film stars Liam Neeson, Adam Driver and Andrew Garfield and is set in 17th century Japan. It follows two Jesuit priests who are in search of their mentor who has lost his faith and they must find him and spread the word of Christianity. They are met with violence and opposition on their quest. The film is based on the 1966 novel by Japanese author Shusaku Endo.
This will surely be in awards race this year! December is going to be a packed month at the movies. We wouldn’t have it any other way.