Silence has been a passion project for Martin Scorsese for many years, ever since he first read the Shûsaku Endô novel on which the film is based. Production on the film recently wrapped in Taiwan, and thanks to EW, we now have our first official still from Silence, starring Andrew Garfield and Shinya Tsukamoto. Garfield portrays a Jesuit priest in the spiritual drama, and the first sneak peek at the movie definitely looks a bit dramatic.
Andrew Garfield is moving on up from superhero flicks to working with one of our most prestigious directors -- the actor has just joined the cast of Martin Scorsese's 'Silence.'
The developmental process in Hollywood can be slow and arduous, something Martin Scorsese is well aware of. 'Gangs of New York' was a film he wanted to make in 1979, but it took twenty-three years to finally get it to the big screen. It seems that he's going through a similar struggle to adapt 'Silence,' based on the novel by Shusaku Endo, as he has been attached to it since 1991. But now there's light at the end of this tunnel.