Paramount Pictures announced today that it, in association with Fabrica de Cine and Ai Films, will open Martin Scorsese’s highly anticipated film “SILENCE” in limited release on December 23, followed by a wide release in January 2017.
Scorsese, who worked closely with Fabrica de Cine’s Gaston Pavlovich on the making of the film, wrote the screenplay with Jay Cocks (“GANGS OF NEW YORK”), based on the book “Silence” by Shusaku Endo. The film is produced by Scorsese and Emma Tillinger Koskoff “(THE WOLF OF WALL STREET”), along with Randall Emmett (“LONE SURVIVOR”), Barbara Defina (“GOODFELLAS”), Vittorio Cecchi Gori (“IL POSTINO”), Irwin Winkler (“CREED”). Producer Gaston Pavlovich’s company Fabrica de Cine also provided the lead financing for the picture, alongside Executive Producer Dale A. Brown of Sharpsword Films.
“SILENCE” stars Andrew Garfield (“THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN”), Adam Driver (“STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS”), Liam Neeson (“TAKEN”), Tadanobu Asano (“THOR”), Issey Ogata (“THE SUN”), Ciaran Hinds (“BLEED FOR THIS”), Yosuke Kubozuka (“GO”), and Yoshi Oida (“THE PILLOW BOOK”).
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