First Look: Liam Neeson In Scorcese’s “Silence”

Liam Neeson is without a doubt a great actor, but unfortunately, in the last few years, he has fallen into a continuous reel of action movies that, while his performances have been praised, have almost unanimously been considered guilty pleasures rather than critically-acclaimed, welcomed additions to cinema.

However, Neeson it seems is in for somewhat of a revival as he will reteam with his 2003 “Gangs of New York” director, Martin Scorcese and co-star in Scorcese’s 2016 film “Silence”, based off the 1966 novel of the same name by Japanese author Shūsaku Endō. Below is the first picture of him in the film:

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“Lord you have blessed my prayers and brought me Scorcese! Praise the Lord!”

The synopsis is as follows:

Two Jesuit Portuguese priests face violent persecution when they travel to Japan to seek out their mentor and spread the teachings of Christianity.

Actors Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver will play the two Jesuit priests. Garfield will play Father Sebastião Rodrigues and Driver will play Father Francisco Garrpe. Neeson, on the hand, will play the mentor they seek out, a man by the name of Father Cristóvão Ferreira.

Andrew: "God help us...this time he's the one who was taken?!"
Andrew: “God help us…this time he’s the one who was taken?!”

While a definite release date hasn’t been set, the film is expected to be come out next year in 2016. My guess, around the time of the award season.