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‘Silence’ First Look: See Adam Driver in Martin Scorsese’s Latest Epic

Driver and Andrew Garfield play Jesuit priests in the 17th century.

Silence

“Silence”

Paramount Pictures

It’s been three years since Martin Scorsese’s last film “The Wolf of Wall Street,” but soon his latest epic “Silence,” starring Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver, will be in theaters for all to see. Based on Shūsaku Endō’s 1966 novel by the same name, the film follows two 17th century Jesuit priests (Garfield and Driver) who face violence and persecution as they travel through Japan to spread Christianity and locate their mentor (Liam Neeson). Catch a first look at Driver in the new film below, courtesy of The Playlist.

READ MORE: Martin Scorsese’s ‘Silence’ Will Be Released on December 23

Considered a passion project for Scorsese, “Silence” has been in development in some form since 1990. Many actors have been in previous negotiations to star, like Daniel Day-Lewis and Benicio del Toro. Filming finally began in January of last year, and according to Deadline, Scorsese is currently editing the final cut.

Driver first rose to prominence as Adam Sackler in Lena Dunham’s HBO series “Girls,” which premiered in 2012 and will air its final season next year. Since then, he has appeared in numerous films including “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “Inside Llewyn Davis,” “Frances Ha,” and “Lincoln.” His latest film “Paterson,” directed by Jim Jarmusch, will be released on December 28.

READ MORE: Everyone, Including Martin Scorsese, Worked For Scale To Get ‘Silence’ Made; Film Will Be Released By End Of 2016

“Silence” will open in limited release on December 23 and will go wide in January, 2017.

Silence

“Silence”

Paramount Pictures

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Melanie

I love Adam Driver. Will see anything he is in and luckily this sounds fascinating.

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