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Martin Scorsese’s ‘Silence’ and ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’

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Martin Scorsese’s ‘Silence’ and ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’

Martin Scorsese

Martin Scorsese is very busy director these days. He’s attached (again) to helm The Wolf of Wall Street with Leonardo DiCaprio involved. Ridley Scott was previously set up to direct the film for Warner Bros. that was originally offered to Scorsese. So, Scorsese and DiCaprio will be re-teaming once more time for an adaptation of Jordan Belfort‘s 2008 memoir The Wolf of Wall Street. But we already learned that something new is coming! Apparently, Scorsese’s next movie will be Silence, an adaptation of Shusaku Endo‘s novel of the same name. I know this sounds familiar to you, and you might remember us writing about that back in February 2009. So, as you see, Silence is not something completely new, after all. But, what makes this project so interesting is quite interesting cast! Daniel Day-Lewis, Benicio Del Toro and Gael Garcia Bernal have all previously been set to star in this drama that follows 17th century Jesuit priests facing persecution in Japan. Silence is set in sixteenth century Japan, where Portuguese missionaries must contend with traders from rival European nations and the persecution of Christians by Japanese feudal lords. The feudal lords want to drive Christianity out of Japan, and try to do so by torturing priests into apostasy, denying their faith. This is done symbolically by stepping on a “fumie,” a Christian image, like a picture of Mary or a crucifix. Two Portuguese priests, Sebastian Rodrigues and Francis Garrpe, make a dangerous journey to Japan, both to locate and comfort Japanese converts, and to discover the truth about a supposed apostate priest, Ferreira. The main protagonist, Rodrigues must deal with the validity of his faith, the propriety of the Christian mission in Japan, the suffering of Japanese converts, and the silence of God in the midst of so much hardship.” What do you think about Scorsese’s next – the Silence project? 'Silence' and 'The Wolf of Wall Street' Silence and The Wolf of Wall Street
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