Martin Scorsese’s upcoming missionary epic Silence will have its world premiere at the Vatican, most likely on November 29. It is unknown as of yet whether or not Pope Francis will attend.
The premiere will take place around a month before the film’s theatrical release. Silence is, in fact, currently scheduled for a limited release on December 23, before expanding in January 2017. It is also already expected to be among the favourites of next year’s edition of the Academy Awards.
The film stars Adam Driver and Andrew Garfield as two 17th century Jesuit priests set on a journey to rural Japan to discover the whereabouts of their mentor, played by Liam Neeson, who has vanished in the country after publicly renouncing his film.
Silence will finally see the light of day after being stuck in developmental hell for over 25 years. A previous outline of the project featured in its leading cast Daniel Day-Lewis and Benicio Del Toro.