Paramount Picks Up Rights to Scorsese’s Silence

Scorsese silence

Following last year’s scandalous The Wolf of Wall Street it looks like Martin Scorsese will have another awards season release on his hands in 2015 from Paramount Pictures.

The studio is in talks to acquire distribution rights to Scorsese’s dream project, Silence, to be released in November next year.

The film, an adaptation is Shusako Endo’s novel of the same name, is about two Jesuit priests who face persecution as they attempt to spread Christianity in 17th century Japan. The film is written by Gangs of New York screenwriter Jay Cocks and features a pretty stacked cast that includes Liam Neeson, Andrew Garfield, Ken Watanabe, and Adam Driver.

If you don’t feel like waiting until 2015 you can get a head start and check out director Masahiro Shinoda’s adaptation—also called Silence—of Shusako Endo’s novel on Criterion’s Hulu Plus page here. Or watch it below.

 

 

Source: Deadline

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