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Paramount closing in on Martin Scorsese religious drama 'Silence'
Paramount closing in on Martin Scorsese religious drama 'Silence'

Martin Scorsese's "Silence" is poised to find its voice at Paramount Pictures. The studio is negotiating a deal to distribute the director's long-gestating religious drama, an adaptation of the novel by Japanese author Shusaku Endo. The film will star Andrew Garfield as a 17th century Portuguese missionary who travels to Japan with a fellow priest to search for their mentor (played by Liam Neeson), a man rumored to have abandoned the church during a time of religious persecution. Ken Watanabe will play the pair's interpreter. Screenwriter Jay Cocks, who penned "Gangs of New York" for Scorsese, wrote the adaptation of Endo's novel, which was...

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