This could be really good.
Liam Neeson will reunite with Gangs of New York director Martin Scorsese for the filmmaker’s upcoming effort, the historical thriller Silence.
Set in the 17th century, Silence follows two Jesuit priests (played by Andrew Garfied and, presumably, Adam Driver) on a dangerous mission to Japan which at the time persecuted Christians. Their task is to find their mentor who is rumored to have renounced Christianity under torture.
Now, although it hasn't been announced which role the Academy Award nominated actor will play, my money is on Neeson doing what he does best: play the mentor.
In the source material, Shūsaku Endō’s eponymous novel, the role isn’t huge. But it’s certainly crucial and there are some extremely powerful, I dare say profound, moments towards the end of the book, for the actor to sink his teeth into.
In other words: we’ve got another great Neeson performance to look forward to!