Martin Scorsese is going to be in the awards race once again, thanks to his pet project Silence. Paramount is reportedly planning to release the long-awaited movie, which stars Liam Neeson and Andrew Garfield, in November.
In a report about Studiocanal snagging U.K. distribution of the movie, Screen Daily reported on Paramount‘s plans.
Although Sorsese finished principal photography in May 2015, work is still ongoing. It’s not clear if the film would be ready for the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. But if Paramount is planning a November release, it would likely be ready by the Toronto, Venice and Telluride festivals, all key events heading into awards season.
Silence, which also stars Star Wars: The Force Awakens‘ Adam Driver, is based on the novel by Shusaku Endo and was filmed in Taiwan. The novel is about a pair of Jesuit priests searching for their lost mentor. The film will be Scorsese’s first since 2013’s The Wolf of Wall Street, which was also released by Paramount.