Adam Driver Joins Andrew Garfield and Ken Watanabe in Martin Scorsese’s SILENCE

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After breaking out on Girls, Adam Driver‘s has been rapidly heating up.  The young actor has been rumored for roles in Batman vs. Superman and the Star Wars sequels, and most audiences haven’t even seen how good he is in Michael Dowse‘s comedy The F Word (my review from TIFF).  Now, according to Showbiz411, Driver has netted a lead role in Martin Scorsese‘s next film, Silence.  Scorsese’s adaptation of Shusaku Endo‘s historical novel has been on the director’s back-burner for years, and last year we reported that Andrew Garfield and Ken Watanabe had been cast.  The story centers on two 17th-century Jesuit priests who travel to Japan to investigate claims of religious persecution.  Garfield is playing one of the priests, and presumably Driver is playing the other one since most of the cast will be Japanese.  Watanabe is playing their translator.

Hit the jump for the synopsis of Endo’s book.  According to Showbiz 411, Silence will start shooting next summer.

Here’s the synopsis for Shusaku Endo’s Silence:

Silence is a novel of historical fiction by Japanese author Shusaku Endo. It is the story of a Jesuit missionary sent to seventeenth century Japan, who endured persecution in the time of Kakure Kirishitan (“Hidden Christians”) that followed the defeat of the Shimabara Rebellion.

Written mostly in the form of a letter by its central character, the theme of a silent God who accompanies a believer in adversity was greatly influenced by the Catholic Endo’s experience of religious discrimination in Japan, racism in France and debilitating tuberculosis.

The recipient of the 1966 Tanizaki Prize, Silence has been called “Endo’s supreme achievement” and “one of the twentieth century’s finest novels”.

“Silence I regard as a masterpiece, a lucid and elegant drama”. Irving Howe. — The New York Review of Books

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  • Mixed Race rich kid NYC

    One of my favorite novel
    I pray scorsese does it justice

    • Dan

      I read it years ago, and I still think of it frequently. It’s in good hands!

      • Mixed Race rich kid NYC

        Fingers crossed
        I read the novel so many times that I already have the movie in my head
        So far I hate every casting lol
        I will see it opening night knowing danm well the movie will disappoint me

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  • i AN LEGEND

    Andrew Garfield and Scorsese? Yes, please.

  • GrimReaper07

    Amazing news. I’m on the second season of Girls and Driver is amazing.

    • VicManMan

      He makes that show.

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  • The Flobbit

    What I really want to see is THE IRISHMAN, with De Niro and Pacino and Pesci. With Scorsese directing. It’s almost too good to be true and I hope it can come to fruition.

    • James VDB

      I’ve read the screenplay. It’s basically another Goodfellas. Nothing new, except maybe for the war scenes set in Italy.

      • The Flobbit

        Another Goodfellas? ANOTHER GOODFELLAS? Do you realize how many people would kill to see another Goodfellas?

      • The Flobbit

        Another Goodfellas? ANOTHER GOODFELLAS? Do you realize how many people would kill to see another Goodfellas?

      • James VDB

        Don’t get me wrong. I love Goodfellas, it’s one of my favorite movies. But people are already complaining that The Wolf of WS and American Hustle are too much like Goodfellas.

      • The Flobbit

        That is exactly my point. People are copying it because it’s great. And nobody does great(fellas) better than De Niro, Pacino, Pesci, and Scorcese!

      • The Flobbit

        That is exactly my point. People are copying it because it’s great. And nobody does great(fellas) better than De Niro, Pacino, Pesci, and Scorcese!

    • James VDB

      I’ve read the screenplay. It’s basically another Goodfellas. Nothing new, except maybe for the war scenes set in Italy.

  • pickaname

    And to think at one point Daniel Day-Lewis and Joaquin Phoenix were gonna play the Adam Driver and Andrew Garfield roles. Hooh. Man would that have been amazing.

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  • André Camilo

    Garfield, Driver and Scorcese, this feels like a good team.

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