For years, Martin Scorsese has been attempting to adapt the Shusaku Endo novel Silence, but problems have constantly arisen to stop him. Well, Scorsese now plans on finally filming the story he has long been interested in this summer, and the film has found its star in Andrew Garfield.
According to Variety, Garfield will play Father Rodrigues, a Portuguese Jesuit who travels to Japan in the 17th century to find out if his mentor had left the church. The film will also star Ken Watanabe as his interpreter, with much of the film being in Japanese.
Even though this film may sound more niche than Scorsese’s usual work, the director has stated that there is a thriller element to the film and will also deal with his struggle with Christianity, a theme throughout many of his films.
Scorsese is currently editing The Wolf of Wall Street, which will be released later this year with a cast that includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Matthew McConaughey, Jonah Hill, Kyle Chandler and Spike Jonze. Garfield is presently filming The Amazing Spider-Man 2.