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Martin Scorsese Says ‘Silence’ Will Be Ready for Release This Year

Written by on August 5, 2016 

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It was just yesterday we noted that Shusako Endo’s new edition of Silence: A Novel, which follows a story of two Jesuit priests in seventeenth century Japan “is a very difficult read, but a wholly rewarding one as well. It’s easy to see the appeal this story had for Martin Scorsese, especially its powerful ending.” While we’ve been waiting some time for any word from Paramount on when the adaptation will see a release, we’ll have to wait a little longer for an official date, but it’ll at least be completed by the year’s end.

Scorsese spoke to Roger Friedman at Showbiz 411, who revealed he’s nearly wrapping up the post-production process with scoring to be completed in October for the drama starring Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Liam Neeson, Tadanobu Asano, and Ciarán Hinds. With the film “golden” for a release in 2016, the director also said the distributor has “penciled in” a date for November or December. As for Paramount’s awards prospects, they’ll also be releasing Denis Villeneuve‘s Arrival on November 11, Robert Zemeckis Allied on November 23, and Denzel Washington‘s Fences on December 16, so their slate is quite stacked as it currently stands.

Likely a tougher sell to audiences than The Wolf of Wall Street, which was by far Scorsese’s highest-grossing film at nearly $400 million worldwide, we wouldn’t be surprised if the studio had a different roll-out. While his last film had an off-the-bat wide release at the end of December, we’d bet this goes out limited at that time with a wider expansion in January 2017. Check back in the coming months for more details, including the trailer, for the film that we may see before Frank Ocean’s new album.


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