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Day-Lewis and Del Toro Love Silence
Drama directed by Martin Scorsese

02 February 2009  |  Written by Chris Hewitt  |  Source: Variety

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Daniel Day-Lewis and Benicio del Toro have just signed on to star in Silence, the next film from Martin Scorsese. And we all know what that means, readers – lock up your Oscars.

Based on the novel by Shusako Endo, Silence will tell the story of two Jesuit priests who travel to Japan in the 17th century to find their mentor and spread the word of God. Naturally, they don’t have an easy time of it when they get there.

There’s no word yet on which roles Day-Lewis and del Toro will play (Gael Garcia Bernal is also circling the project, which complicates matters yet further), but we’d be surprised if they didn’t play the two Jesuit priests.

Scorsese has been angling to adapt the Endo novel for over a decade, and now he’s getting his wish, with filming likely to start in New Zealand later this year. Brit producer Graham King, who produced The Departed and Gangs Of New York is financing the film himself, which is a hell of a brave move in these Credit Crunchie times.

The prospect of a new Scorsese is always appealing, of course, but we’ll confess that we’re particularly interested to see what fireworks are generated by his collaboration with Day-Lewis (who, of course, was wonderful as Bill the Butcher in Gangs Of New York) and del Toro. If he can find a role for Bobby De Niro in there somewhere, we might just explode.

Amazingly for a film with such high-profile credentials, Silence has no domestic distributor at present. Expect that to change asap.


 


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RE: Day-Lewis and Del Toro Love Silence
this is the original film adaptation. -- eurekavideo.co.uk/moc/catalogue/silence/ More

Posted by adambatman82 at 15:47 on 02 February 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Day-Lewis and Del Toro Love Silence
as much as i would like to see dicaprio play the younger priest, based on the article i would expect that gael will be playing the you him, with day lewis as the older one. perhaps del toro is the older one tho?! i give up. More

Posted by adambatman82 at 15:44 on 02 February 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Day-Lewis and Del Toro Love Silence
Who's Di Caprio playing in this then? More

Posted by Scabby at 15:44 on 02 February 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Day-Lewis and Del Toro Love Silence
Just like the article says "lock up your Oscars"   Sounds like a very interesting film. More

Posted by BlueBalls at 15:38 on 02 February 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Day-Lewis and Del Toro Love Silence
i cant wait for this, i absolutely adore the original film. heres hoping he casts leonardo as the young priest, with day lewis as his predecessor. More

Posted by adambatman82 at 14:27 on 02 February 2009 | Report This Post

What's happening with I Heard You Paint Houses, the film Scorsese and Bobby D were supposed to reunite for? This does sound promising but to be honest I'd still rather see Houses first (although this delay does mean they have more time to convince Joe Pesci to come out of retirement). As for Silence, one can't help but breath a sigh of relief Leonardo's name isn't mentioned... More

Posted by eoghanb at 11:43 on 02 February 2009 | Report This Post

Expect another Moustacheoed performance by DDL
Both in Gangs of New York and There Will Be Blood his characters were just shy of that silent movie villain that ties an innocent girl to the railway tracks and twirls his pointy moustache. DDL with a 'Tache = awards'a'plenty so expect the same with Silence. More

Posted by Taz69 at 10:35 on 02 February 2009 | Report This Post

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Don't forget Vincent Chase is in this too. :-) More

Posted by discodave101 at 09:18 on 02 February 2009 | Report This Post

Amazing!
This is going to be FANTASTIC. I've been keeping tabs on this project for a while now, I've read a few interviews where he talks about it very passionatley so we know he's going to put a lot into this one! I think he even wrote a foreword to one of the reprints of the book, now that's love! The casting of Del Toro and Day Lewis especially is amazing news, The Age of Innocence is one of my favourite movies and one of Scorsese's most underrated. Lewis' performance in Gangs of New York (or any fil More

Posted by LeonardShelby at 08:19 on 02 February 2009 | Report This Post


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