First Photos: Martin Scorsese’s “Silence”

The first official photo has been released from Martin Scorsese’s “Silence,” his long in the works adaptation of the Shusaku Endo novel which has almost finished production and recently wrapped the Taiwan-based leg of the shoot.

The story chronicles two Portuguese Jesuit priests (one played by Andrew Garfield) as they journey to Japan in the 17th century, a time when Christians were suffering persecution and had been driven underground. The pair arrive to investigate reports that their mentor has become an apostate.

Liam Neeson, Tadanobu Asano, Adam Driver, and Ciaran Hinds also star in the film and video has emerged from a press event for the film which Garfield describes as “deep and difficult material, timeless, and huge in scope, huge in emotion.”