Silence Will Be Scorsese's Next, Not The Wolf of Wall Street

By Eric Eisenberg 2011-02-16 20:21:14discussion comments
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Earlier today it was reported that Martin Scorsese would be taking on The Wolf of Wall Street, an adaptation of the memoir by Jordan Belfort, as a project to film this summer with long-time collaborator Leonardo DiCaprio as his lead. While Scorsese is indeed once again attached to direct The Wolf of Wall Street, it will not be filming this summer. Rather, it will be another project that he has been developing for years.

The Playlist is reporting that the director's next film will be a project called Silence, which the director has been attached to since 2006. Based on the novel by Shusaku Endo, the plot tells the story of two Jesuit priests who move to Japan to spread the word of Christianity and are met with violence and abuse. Based on a script by Jay Cocks, the film is still set to star Daniel Day-Lewis (whom Scorsese worked with on Gangs of New York), Benicio Del Toro and Gael Garcia Bernal. Start dates remain unknown.

I'm still forced to ask: where the hell is The Irishman? It was only in December that Scorsese announced that the gangster film would be his follow up to Hugo Cabret, so where the hell is it? This new story comes directly from the director's publicist, so it has to be real, but it still prompts a lot of questions.
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