The film stars Andrew Garfield, Liam Neeson, Adam Driverand Ciaran Hinds.
, will be hitting the big screen this year after all.
Whether Scorsese’s move to more ruminative territory will fly with voters remains to be seen.
With the film festival season well under way, it was starting to look like the awards season picture was settling down.
for an awards-qualifying December 23 limited release before expanding to more theaters in January.
The script was adapted by Scorsese and Jay Cocks, and the movie stars Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Liam Neeson, Tadanobu Asano, Issey Ogata, Ciaran Hinds, Yosuke Kubozuka, and Yoshi Oida.
(Scorsese began shooting the film in January 2015 and has been deep in post-production in recent months.)But if the “Silence” release news makes cineastes happy, it also could make those behind competing awards contenders nervous.
Scorsese has been on an Oscar streak like few others.
And yet, judged in broadly cinematic terms, “Silence” is film one might expect to immediately follow the bacchanalian excess of “The Wolf of Wall Street”).
Though undeniably gorgeous, it is punishingly long, frequently boring, and woefully unengaging at some of its most critical moments.