and Benicio Del Toro
are negotiating with Martin Scorsese
to star in his next movie “Silence
.” Gael Garcia Bernal
is also in talks to star in Scorsese’s upcoming film.
The movie is based on a novel of the same name by Shusaku Endo
which was adapted by Jay Cocks
The drama is set in the 17th century as two Jesuit priests face violence and persecution when they travel to Japan to locate their mentor and to spread the gospel of Christianity.
“Silence” would mark the third time that Day-Lewis and Scorsese have worked together. They previously collaborated on 1993’s “The Age Of Innocence” and “Gangs Of New York” from 2002, for which Day-Lewis was nominated for an Oscar. The film would be the first collaboration for Martin Scorsese and Benicio Del Toro.
Scorsese most recently completed an adaptation of the Dennis Lehane
novel “Shutter Island
” for Paramount with Leonardo DiCaprio
Production is expected to start later this year in New Zealand.