At last, a final poser of Oscar deteriorate is here.
Tuesday night, Paramount forsaken a trailer for Martin Scorsese’s “Silence,” a usually vital awards contender that has nonetheless to shade for press. For a while there, we didn’t know either a long-gestating play about 17th-century Jesuit priests (Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver) proselytizing in Japan would even open in 2016. What we did know was that a movie, formed on Shūsaku Endō’s 1966 novel, is prolonged as hell. Scorsese’s strange cut was reportedly 3 hours and 15 minutes, though he’s given embellished it to a frozen 2 hours and 39 minutes. (Hey, during slightest it’s shorter than “The Wolf of Wall Street.”)
Co-starring Liam Neeson, Ciarán Hinds and Tabanobu Asano, “Silence” opens in singular recover Dec. 23 and expands in January. Watch a trailer next and get prepared for some out-of-date eremite persecution. The ideal Christmas treat!