Two Jesuit Portuguese Catholic priests face violent persecution when they travel to Japan to spread Christianity.
The film is scheduled to have a limited release on December 23, 2016, before receiving a wide release in January 2017.
Screenplay by Scorsese and Jay Cocks, the movie is based on the book "Silence" by Shusaku Endo. "Silence" is produced by Scorsese, Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Randall Emmett, Barbara Defina, Vittorio Cecchi Gori, and Irwin Winkler.
"Silence" stars Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Liam Neeson, Tadanobu Asano, Issey Ogata, Ciaran Hinds, Yosuke Kubozuka, and Yoshi Oida.
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Two Jesuit Portuguese Catholic priests face violent persecution when they travel to Japan to seek out their mentor and spread the teachings of Christianity.
With the December 23 release, "Silence" opens two days after the anticipated sci-fi drama "Passengers," and video game adaptation "Assassin's Creed."