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First Look: Liam Neeson in Martin Scorcese’s “Silence”

Deacon Greg Kandra - published on 11/17/15

From Empire: 

Right after the film wrapped, the first image from Martin Scorsese’s latest arrived, showing Andrew Garfield alongside Shin’ya Tsukamoto. Today we get our first proper look at Liam Neeson in Scorsese’s Silence. Adapted by Gangs Of New York’s Jay Cocks from Shûsaku Endô’s novel, Silence has been a passion project of the director’s for years. It follows two Jesuit priests – Garfield and Adam Driver – who go looking for their mentor (Neeson) in 17th century Nagasaki, Japan, and encounter violent persecution. “Being raised an Irish Catholic myself, the subject of faith and Catholicism struck very deeply home” Neeson said during a preview for the film at the 4th Annual Los Cabos International Film Festival. “The question in the film is: Is there a god? We’re all in some way asking ourselves that all the time. What is the purpose of life? What is faith? Why have faith? Why do we wake up in the morning and get out of bed? It’s as basic as that and the film asks all these questions and dramatizes them in a very exceptional way.”

Read more.  The film is due for release next year.

Recently, Neeson made headlines and drew strong criticism for a pro-abortion ad he narrated for Amnesty International.

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