Saturday, January 9, 2016

Martin Scorsese's "Silence" explores religious persecution in Japan

By Jeff Labrecque
This is the front cover art for the book Silence written by Shusaku Endo. The book cover art copyright is believed to belong to the publisher, Taplinger Publishing Company, or the cover artist.
HOLLYWOOD---Based on Shusako Endo’s 1966 novel, Silence tells the story of a Portuguese Jesuit missionary who is persecuted along with other Christians in 17th-century Japan. Garfield portrays Father Rodrigues, pictured in an exclusive image with Shinya Tsukamoto, who plays a villager named Mokichi. Scorsese told reporters that he’d been trying to find a way to adapt this novel since he first read it more than 25 years ago, and that its themes resonated with him deeply. The film, due in 2016, also stars Adam Driver and Liam Neeson. [link]
Thanks to Variety here’s a first official look at Actor Liam Neeson as a Jesuit priest in Silence, the upcoming drama History movie directed by Martin Scorsese