Paramount picks up Martin Scorsese's 'Silence' for a hopeful November 2015 release

By Will Ashton,

When Martin Scorsese makes a new movie, it should be a no-brainer that it will be up for an award or two. So it makes sense that, as the director sets up his long-in-development Silence, Paramount Studios acquired the movie hoping to release in November of 2015. Right smack in the middle of awards season for the new year.

As Deadline reports, Paramount is currently in talks to snag distribution rights for the Scorsese movie. Paramount also released Scorsese's latest movie, The Wolf of Wall Street, last Christmas, as well as his two previous works, Hugo and Shutter Island.

With The Wolf of Wall Street going on to be nominated for five Academy Awards and earning $116 million in the United States, it makes sense that Paramount would want to keep themselves in Scorese's company.

Adapted from Shusako Endo's novel, the movie is set to star Liam Neeson, Andrew Garfield, Ken Watanbe and Adam Driver. It also reunites Scorese with his Gangs of New York screenwriter Jay Cocks. The movie, which the director has been trying to make for over a decade, follows two Jesuit priests as they travel to 17th century Japan.

Filming for the movie is set to begin this November in Taiwan, according to TheWrap.

Image courtesy of Zak Hussein/INFphoto.com

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