Share this story
Close X
Switch to Desktop Site

Liam Neeson reportedly joins film adaptation of Shusaku Endo novel 'Silence'

(Read article summary)
View video

Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

(Read caption) Liam Neeson will reportedly star in the film adaptation of 'Silence.'

View photo

Actor Liam Neeson will reportedly star in the long-awaited adaptation of author Shusaku Endo’s novel “Silence,” which is set to be directed by Martin Scorsese.

“Silence” was first published in 1966 and follows a Jesuit missionary living in the seventeenth century who travels to Japan to investigate whether a priest there has renounced his religion. He and a fellow Jesuit arrive in the country and witness the persecution of Christians taking place there.

About these ads

According to Deadline, Scorsese has been hoping to adapt the novel for some time, and now Neeson has joined the project to co-star with “The Amazing Spider-Man” actor Andrew Garfield and “Inception” actor Ken Watanabe.

Recommended:15 books set to become movies in 2014

Scorsese’s latest film, “The Wolf of Wall Street,” was released this past December and is up for several Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director.