Martin Scorsese is one of the best director's in the history of film, so, of course, he comes at us hard with yet another drama, with his movie Silence, which is based off of the 1966 novel with the same title that was written by Shusaku Endo.
The trailer, which was released yesterday by Paramount, looks incredible, as both Liam Neeson and Adam Driver overcame extreme physical makeovers in order to play their roles for the film. In fact, according to a New York Times piece, most of the cast went through rigorous training to get into their characters, with Driver losing 50 pounds for the role and going to week-long silent retreats in Wales.
Filmed in Taiwan, Silence centers around Portuguese Jesuit missionaries in the 17th century, who go to Japan to discover truths about a missionary named Father Cristóvão Ferreira who went missing (played by Neeson).
The film is set to release December 23rd, so buy your tickets in advance, because it looks like the theater will be packed for this one.
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