Martin Scorsese has had his eyes on Silence since 1990. We first reported on Silence way back in 2011. Had the movie been made sooner, the cast might have included Daniel Day Lewis, Benicio Del Toro, and Gael Garcia Bernal. Instead, the cast of this period piece about Jesuit priests in 17th century Japan stars Liam Neeson, Andrew Garfield, and Adam Driver.
All this year, Scorsese fans have been waiting for a trailer for Silence to arrive. One’s finally out, and you can give it a watch below.
Silence comes so late in 2016 that it didn’t have a chance to premiere at any of the usual year-end film festivals (i.e., Toronto, New York, Telluride, AFI Fest). Instead, Silence will have its world premiere at The Vatican tomorrow, Tuesday, November 29th.
No word on if Pope Francis will be at the screening of the 159-minute film. There is also no word on what designer brand the Pope will be wearing to the world premiere if His Holiness is present.
Here’s a synopsis for Silence:
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.
Silence will be in theaters December 23rd. A poster for the film is included below.[via /Film]