SILENCE – In the seventeenth century, two Jesuit priests face violence and persecution when they travel to Japan to locate their mentor and propagate Christianity.
The more I find out about this project the more interested I become.
The only reason I found out about this film was because of my recent obsession with Adam Driver who happens to star in it.
…… am I ready to see Adam get the stuffing kicked out of him? mmm
Anyway, it is a Martin Scorsese project and he has had it on the burners since 1991!
It originally started to come together in 2009 with Daniel Day-Lewis, Benicio del Toro and Gael Garcia Bernal to star but has been put on the back burners several times since as Martin was busy with other projects such as Shutter Island, Hugo and The Wolf of Wall Street.
Silence finally came together in 2013 when Andrew Garfield signed onto the project. He was followed by Adam Driver and Liam Neeson in January 2014.
Garfield was cast as Father Rodrigues and Adam was cast as Father Francisco Garrpe, the two Jesuit priests, and Neeson was cast as the priests’ mentor, Father Cristóvão Ferreira.
Garfield lost an incredible 40 pounds to play the role and he wasn’t that big to start with!
Judging by this snap of Adam taken during or just after filming, he too lost some serious weight to play the part and he also grew out his lovely hair!
In an interview with Collider, Liam Neeson remarked on the physical preparation for the movie. Neeson dropped twenty pounds for the role. He also said “Martin wanted us all to look a bit more gaunt, which Adam Driver & Andrew Garfield did as well. I know Adam went to the extreme. He’s an ex marine and when he’s given an order, he follows it through. He was like something out of Auschwitz.”!!!
OMG, no…. I don’t think I’m ready for this film. Starved and beaten. NOPE! No and no!!
Sporting the beard is no new thing for Adam and he always wears it well but it looks like Andrew Garfield also grew a healthy beard for the film but he looks a little more like Grizzy Adams!
The only official images I can find so far are of Andrew Garfield and Liam Neeson.
However, Adam and Andrew were snapped on set.
There have been predictions that this film could be up for Oscars.
Some go as far as to say, Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay.
Liam Neeson has also been given a nod to Best Supporting Actor.
Production, cinematography and costumes are also being given a nod. People seem to be genuinely excited about this film.
What are the chances Adam could be up for his first Oscar nomination?!!!
Oh well, looks like it won’t be released until at least November this year so I’ve got a long time to wait and find out.
Nothing new there then.
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