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After a short-lived leak from MKT Distributors, Paramount Pictures has released the official first (only?) trailer for Martin Scorsese’s Silence and it was worth the wait.
Featuring our first true looks at Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver and Liam Neeson, this labor of love is based on Shūsaku Endō‘s 1966 novel about a Portuguese Jesuit priest who is persecuted along with other Christians in 17th-century Japan. After an astonishing 28 years to get it made, $46.5 million dollars and a crew of over 750 people, the film wrapped principal photography in May 2015, making this 20-month post-production period the longest of Scorsese’s (anyone’s?) career. I urge you to read the extensive profile on the film in NY Times.
Paramount Pictures will open Silence December 23rd in limited release before going wide in January.
Here is the trailer plus a huge batch of screencapped images.