Newswire Martin Scorsese finds someone else to star in his Jesuits-in-Japan movie Silence

May 7, 2013 7:17 PM

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Martin Scorsese’s Catholic Church film Silence (yes, another Italian gangster movie) has found its star—several years after already finding its stars in Daniel Day-Lewis and Benicio Del Toro, then losing them to time and other projects.

Instead, the role of the Jesuit priest who preaches Christianity to a hostile, 17th-century Japan population will now be played by Andrew Garfield, whose performance in The Amazing Spider-Man already proved he’s good with desperately clinging to things. As in the Shusaku Endo novel Silence is based ...

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