Another piece has been added to Martin Scorsese’s “Silence” puzzle!
The director, who has been aching to adapt the Japanese novel “Silence” into a major motion picture for two decades, has assembled most of his cast for the historical drama, which is set to start production in June of this year.
It was announced last week that Liam Neeson would be joining the film alongside “Amazing Spider-Man” star Andrew Garfield and “Letters from Iwo Jima” star Ken Watanabe.
Neeson and Scorsese last collaborated on 2002’s “Gangs of New York,” which was nominated for 10 Academy Awards.
Liam Neeson in “Gangs of New York
The novel follows Sebastião Rodrigues, a young Portuguese Jesuit, who is sent to Japan to investigate reports that his mentor, a Jesuit priest named Ferreira, has abandoned his religion.
Though Neeson’s role has yet to be announced, it is believed that he will play Ferreira to Garfield’s Rodrigues.
Over the last few years, Neeson has established himself as an action star, headlining the “Taken” franchise and starring in films such “Wrath of the Titans” and “The Grey.”
Currently, he’s promoting the action thriller “Non-Stop” and the animated Lego movie.