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Scorsese Set To Tackle "Silence" Next

By Garth Franklin Tuesday December 6th 2011 09:11AM

It looks like neither "The Snowman" and "The Irishman" will be Martin Scorsese's first post-"Hugo" project.

Instead, Bleeding Cool reports that it would seem that Scorsese's long-gestating adaptation of "Silence", Shusako Endo’s mid-1960's novel about Jesuit missionaries in 17th Century Japan, is the one.

Scorsese recently appeared on Simon Mayo and Mark Kermode’s Radio Five show and said "I’m hoping to do Endo’s book next, Silence… Not hoping, we’re literally pulling all the elements together at this point. Also excited to do another HBO series on the Rock and Roll business in the 60s, 70s up to the 90s and that’s with Mick Jagger and Terry Winter."

Daniel Day Lewis was previously linked to the project and when asked if that's still the case, Scorsese says "I’m not sure. Daniel’s working with Steve right now, Steve Spielberg."

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