The last film that Martin Scorsese made was The Wolf of Wall Street, which ended up being nominated for five different Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director. It’s been three long years, but Scorsese is back with Silence, which opens December 23.
Based on a 1966 novel of the same name, Silence is historical drama from the 17th century, telling the story of two young priests who face violence and persecution when they head to Japan to locate their mentor. The two priests are played by Adam Driver (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Andrew Garfield (The Social Network, The Amazing Spider-Man) and their mentor is Liam Neeson (more movies than we can list).
The trailer is particularly dark and intense, as you would expect from the director of classics such as Taxi Driver or Raging Bull. Check it out.