Martin Scorsese's "Silence" focuses on two Jesuit Portuguese Catholic priests who face violent persecution when they travel.....
The anticipated movie which will screen at the Vatican stars Andrew Garfield, Liam Neeson and Adam Driver.
Screenplay by Scorsese and Jay Cocks, the movie is based on the book "Silence" by Shusaku Endo, and is produced by Scorsese, Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Randall Emmett, Barbara Defina, Vittorio Cecchi Gori, and Irwin Winkler.
The movie also stars Tadanobu Asano, Issey Ogata, Ciaran Hinds, Yosuke Kubozuka, and Yoshi Oida.
Two Jesuit Portuguese Catholic priests face violent persecution when they travel to Japan to seek out their mentor and spread the teachings of Christianity.
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The movie will screen at the Vatican on November 29 to an audience including several Jesuit priests. It has not been confirmed if Pope Francis, a Jesuit, will be in attendance.
With the December 23 release, "Silence" opens two days after the anticipated sci-fi drama "Passengers," and video game adaptation "Assassin's Creed."
"Silence" is scheduled to have a limited release on December 23, 2016, before receiving a wide release in January 2017.