Andrew Garfield emerged onto the scene taking the film industry by storm. He has appeared in about fourteen movies that for the most part went under the radar; but lately is the star of high budget blockbusters. Hacksaw Ridge is a Mel Gibson movie that hit theaters on November 2nd, 2016. Garfield played the lead role in Gibson’s movie; a medic that faced tough circumstances during WWII. It made $41.4 million in the box office. With his latest movie set to hit theaters in December, Garfield surely is poised to become of one the biggest stars in Hollywood. The movie is called, Silence, and it is directed by one of the best of all time, Martin Scorsese.
The film itself has been in development since 1991 with Scorsese at the helm. He wanted this film to be perfect because he is very passionate about the content. He is a Roman Catholic and he frequently blends faith into his movies. While Scorsese had the idea for this film in 1991, he didn’t officially start filming until 2014 after several years of roadblocks. Silence is categorized as a historical drama based off a novel by Shūsaku Endō. The movie stars Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Liam Neeson, and Ciarán Hinds. It is about two priests that face persecution when they travel to Japan trying to spread Christianity.
Garfield was cast in 2013 after his role as Spider-Man. He will play Father Rodrigues, one of the Jesuit priests. Adam Driver, the actor that played Kylo Ren in the latest Star Wars joined the cast in 2014 along with action hero Liam Neeson. Driver will play the second Jesuit priest and Neeson will play the priests’ mentor. The movie was filmed mainly in Taiwan.
“I got totally swept up in all things Jesuit and enthralled with Jesuit spirituality. The preparation went on for nearly a year, and by the time we got to Taiwan, it was bursting out of me.” – Andrew Garfield
This movie is shaping up to be an Oscar contender with several legendary components. With Scorsese directing, Garfield acting, and Howard Shore creating an original sound, this movie will almost for certain be a hit in the box office and with critics. Make sure to keep an eye out for this one when it hits theaters December 23rd.
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