OK. OK. The last time director Martin Scorsese made a film about religion it didn’t work out all that well but this film called “Silence” looks promising.
Indie Wire reports:
It’s an adaptation of Shusaku Endo’s book about two 17th century Jesuit priests who face violence and persecution when they travel to Japan to locate their mentor and to spread the gospel of Christianity. At one time, Daniel Day-Lewis, Benicio Del Toro and Gael Garcia Bernal were being rounded up to star, but that never panned out, and it’s not clear if they’ll return or if Scorsese will re-cast. The script was penned by Jay Cocks (“The Age of Innocence,” “The Gangs of New York”) and foreign rights will be up for grabs at Cannes, where Scorsese may appear.
Scorsese is one of the great directors of our time and I hope and pray that this could be a great movie.
Anyone read the book the movie’s based on? Rick Garnett of Notre Dame Law said it’s one of his favorite books and I respect him so I’ll order it for my Nook.