After numerous delays and production issues, Martin Scorsese’s period drama, Silence looks to be finally ready. The film which revolves around two Jesuit priests in 17th Century Japan, stars Liam Neeson, Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver and is due to make a bow at Cannes 2016.
According to the official synopsis, Silence revolves around two priests who face violence and persecution when they travel to Japan to locate their mentor and to spread the gospel of Christianity. Trouble brews for the men of god when they journey to the orient in search of their mentor (Neeson) who is residing in rural Nagasaki.
The first official looks sees the actors looking dishevelled and a little worse for wear, which adds an air of authenticity, which could hint that Silence is primed to be one of the true heavy weight dramas of next year. Based on the 1966 novel by Japanese author Shūsaku Endō, Silence also stars Tadanobu Asanoa and Benicio del Toro.
No official release date has been provided for the film as yet.