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Scorsese keeps quiet on Silence

Published 06/12/2011 | 12:37

Martin Scorsese is still hoping to adapt The Silence
Martin Scorsese is still hoping to adapt The Silence

Martin Scorsese has revealed that his next film will be historical thriller Silence.

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The Hugo filmmaker confirmed his upcoming plans to adapt Shusaku Endo's novel, focusing on two Jesuit priests in 17th century Japan, which has been a passion of his.

"I'm hoping to do Endo's book next, Silence. Not hoping, we're literally pulling all the elements together at this point," he told Bleeding Cool blog.

Daniel Day-Lewis - who previously worked with Martin in Gangs Of New York - and Benicio Del Toro were previously rumoured to star in the film.

But Martin admitted: "I'm not sure. Daniel's working with Steve Spielberg right now."

The Oscar-winning director also revealed another collaboration with Mick Jagger is on the cards.

"Also excited to do another HBO series on the Rock and Roll business in the 60s, 70s up to the 90s and that's with Mick Jagger and Terry Winter," he added.

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