Martin Scorsese’s ‘Silence’ with Andrew Garfield Finds Financial Backing

Martin Scorsese's Silence Finds Financial Backing

It’s taken him 20 years to get the film into production but Martin Scorsese’s Silence finally has a start-of-filming date. Scorsese’s Silence found financial backing from Fábrica de Cine and SharpSword Films and the Academy Award winning filmmaker is ready to get behind the camera for the film adaptation of Shusaku Endo’s novel.

Silence will begin shooting on January 30, 2015 with Andrew Garfield, Liam Neeson, and Adam Driver in starring roles. Dale Brown, Matthew Malek, Tyler Zacharia, George Furla and Chad Verdi are on board as executive producers with Scorsese, Gaston Pavlovich, Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Randall Emmett, Irwin Winkler and Barbara DeFina producing.

The plot involves 17th century Portuguese Jesuits “who face intense persecution during their mission to isolated Japan.” Filming will take place in Taiwan and it’s expected to hit theaters in 2016.

“I’ve wanted to make Silence for almost two decades, and it is finally a reality. It is heartening to have adventurous partners like Fabrica and Sharpsword to work with on this picture,” stated Martin Scorsese.

“Fábrica de Cine is pleased to be involved in producing and financing a project of such high caliber, and directed by someone we so greatly respect,” said Gastón Pavlovich, head of Fábrica de Cine.

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