Paramount Plans 2015 Release for Martin Scorsese's 'Silence'

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Martin Scorsese's big screen adaptation of Shusaku Endo's novel, Silence, may be coming to theaters in November 2015, according to Deadline. Paramount is in talks to distribute the picture domestically.

The story takes place in 17th century Japan, where a young Jesuit priest is sent to investigate the circumstances surrounding his former mentor. There, his faith is severely tested.

The movie is in the making for over twenty years. Scorsese first signed on to direct back in 1990, but for a variety reasons, production was delayed.

It wasn't until Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films coming on board to fund the movie that things got moving. Or, perhaps Scorsese doesn't want to be pestered anymore. The script is written by Gangs of New York's Jay Cocks.

So far, the cast includes Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Liam Neeson, and Ken Watanabe.

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