Adam Driver Joins Martin Scorsese's SILENCE Opposite Andrew Garfield

By Amirose Eisenbach January 14, 2014

It's being reported that "Girls" star Adam Driver, has been cast in the upcoming Martin Scorsese film "Silence". The film also stars Spider-Man himself Andrew Garfield and Ken Watanabe.

Based on Shusako Endo's novel, "Silence" is set in the 17th century and follows two Jesuit priests, who travel to Japan to locate their mentor in order to spread the gospel of Christianity. The priests encounter a lot of violence and persecution on the journey. Garfield will portray Father Rodrigues and actor Ken Watanabe will play his interpreter.

Scorsese has been trying to make this film for over two decades and sheds some light on the importance of the subject matter to him. "It’s something that has always been part of my life. It’s difficult for people to understand who are not part of that world that I grew up in, which was Roman Catholicism in New York City in the 1950s. I was impressed enough to try to become part of that world, and realized at the age of 15 or 16 that it was much tougher, much more complicated than I thought…in terms of vocation."

Driver was recently seen in "Inside Llewyn Davis" and "Francis Ha". He has played pretty much the same character in every project we've seen thus far, so embarking on a Scorsese film like this, seems like a great career move for him.

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