Having been in the works for what feels like years now, director Martin Scorsese has apparently finally found himself a cast for his long talked about adaptation of Shusaku Endo’s novel, Silence.
Variety reports that the pair of Andrew Garfield and Ken Watanabe have joined the picture, which follows the story of two priests in 17th century Japan who try to find their former leader. The picture will be a Japanese-language film, with Garfield tapped to play the lead, a Portuguese Father who tries to find his mentor who has allegedly ditched the church. Toss in Watanabe as his translator, and while it’s not up to snuff with the crew of Daniel Day-Lewis, Benicio Del Toro and Gael Garcia Bernal, this is still one hell of a cast.
I love this pair in their specific roles, and I firmly believe that this could be just the type of project that every fan of Scorsese should be actively anticipating. Hugo was a fantastic film, but this is without a doubt one of the most exciting projects Scorsese has been attached to in some time. Hopefully this can live up to the potential.