First Trailer for Martin Scorsese’s ‘Silence’ Starring Andrew Garfield, Liam Neeson

Martin Scorsese’s Epic

Paramount Pictures has unveiled the first official trailer for Martin Scorcese‘s Christianity epic Silence, starring Liam Neeson, Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver. The studio attached the teaser to Robert ZemeckisAllied, which opened late Tuesday.

Based on a novel by Shusaku Endo, Scorsese’s long-awaited period drama is set in 17th century Japan and follows two Jesuit priests, played by Garfield and Driver, who venture through the dangerous parts of feudal Japan to find their missing mentor (Neeson), who has lost his faith.

The film, running just over two-and-a-half hours, also stars Tadanobu Asano, Yosuke Kubozuka, Shinya Tsukamoto, Issey Ogata and Ciaran Hinds. The score is being done by Kim Allen Kluge & Kathryn Kluge. Silence opens in theaters on December 23rd. Watch the debut trailer below:

Martin Scorsese’s Epic

Looks like it’s going to be between this and Moonlight for Best Picture. It’s a shame the version with Daniel Day-Lewis and Benicio Del Toro fell apart.

I’m already calling an Oscar lock for Makeup and Costume Design.

Martin Scorsese’s Epic

Martin Scorsese’s SILENCE tells the story of two Christian missionaries (Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver) who face the ultimate test of faith when they travel to Japan in search of their missing mentor (Liam Neeson) – at a time when Christianity was outlawed and their presence forbidden. The celebrated director’s 28-year journey to bring Shusaku Endo’s 1966 acclaimed novel to life will be in theaters this Christmas.

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