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