Paramount Pictures In Talks For Martin Scorsese's Silence Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 07.14.2014
Studio is picking up the long-gestating film...
Paramount Pictures is in talks to acquire Martin Scorsese's passion project Silence. Deadline reports that the studio is close to securing the distribution rights for the movie, which is pasted on the novel by Shusaku Endo. It's a project that Scorsese has been trying to get off the ground for years.
The film is set in the 17th century and follows two Jesuit priests as they face violence and persecution when they travel to Japan to locate their mentor and to spread the gospel of Christianity. It will star Andrew Garfield, Ken Watanabe and Liam Neeson.
Paramount is currently aiming for a November 2015 release for the film should they tie up the rights.