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Martin Scorsese's 'Silence' Planned For 2015 Awards Season Release

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 14, 2014 4:20 PM
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Geez, we're well over a year away from even thinking about the 2015 Oscar campaign and already the competition is looking fierce. David O. Russell's "Joy" and Alejandro González Iñárritu's "The Revenant" are already dated, with plenty more contenders to come, including a picture from a directorial legend.

Liam Neeson Joins Martin Scorsese's 'Silence,' Zachary Quinto Targets 'Hitman' Sequel 'Agent 47' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 31, 2014 3:20 PM
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Liam Neeson Gangs Of New York
Huh. We've gotten so used to Liam Neeson cashing paychecks and cracking skulls that it's easy to forget he's an Academy Award-nominated actor (for his turn in "Schindler's List"). And while he did dial it down a bit for Paul Haggis' abysmal "Third Person" which premiered at TIFF last fall, for the most part, we just think of Neeson these days as filling time with one generic thriller after another (e.g. the upcoming "Non-Stop" and the soon-to-be-filming "Taken 3"). But it looks he'll have a chance to remind everyone that he has other special skills that don't involve punching people in the groin.

Adam Driver Joins Martin Scorsese's 'Silence'; Kristen Wiig & Alexander Skarsgård To Star In 'The Diary Of A Teenage Girl' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 13, 2014 3:07 PM
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In his relatively short time kicking around the movie world, Adam Driver has done it right, logging time with Clint Eastwood ("J. Edgar"), Noah Baumbach ("Frances Ha"), Steven Spielberg ("Lincoln") and the Coen Brothers ("Inside Llewyn Davis"), all while maintaining his day job as Hannah Horvath's grunting boyfriend on "Girls." So what's the next box he's going check off on his movie director bucket list? Martin Scorsese.

Marrakech Q&A: Martin Scorsese The Desire To Make Films, Suggests He Only Has A Few Left & Hopes ‘Silence’ Is Next

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • December 9, 2013 1:08 PM
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The Wolf Of Wall Street, Scorsese
Over the weekend at the Marrakech Film Festival, as a final treat before the red carpet got rolled up for another year, 2013 Jury President Martin Scorsese did a brief Q&A at the local film school, to which he is apparently a returning guest. Scorsese has filmed twice in the area ("The Last Temptation of Christ" and "Kundun" both made extensive use of the arid desertland around the nearby Ouarzazarte studios) and so has filmmaking ties to the region that led to the students referring to him, endearingly, as their "godfather."

Martin Scorsese Still Wants Al Pacino & Joe Pesci For 'The Irishman,' Says It Will Come After 'Silence'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 2, 2013 1:26 PM
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We love ya, Marty, but forgive us if we don't hold on breath on this one, as potentially awesome as it could be. For years now, the director and his longtime friend and collaborator Robert De Niro have been talking up "The Irishman," a project that would mark their first director/actor collaboration since 1995's "Casino." And while we've already sat through promises that it would shoot in 2011, it seems plans are taking a more definitive shape.

Andrew Garfield & Ken Watanabe Join Martin Scorsese's Japanese-Langauge 'Silence'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 7, 2013 1:25 PM
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When it was announced last month that Martin Scorsese's long-developing dream project "Silence" was finally getting made, with a shoot next year in the works, we tempered our excitement. We had heard this before, more than once, and for a variety of reasons, the movie never happened. But today comes some great news, as not only is it moving forward, but the film has found it's first actor.

Martin Scorsese's 'Silence' Gets Funding, Will Shoot In July 2014

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 19, 2013 3:59 PM
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Finally? Could it actually really be real this time? Martin Scorsese's long developing dream project "Silence" has taken forever to come to fruition, seemingly annually promised, with out much happening. Last spring the movie got backing from Cecchi Gori Pictures with promises it would be the first thing they produced, but then Scorsese went and made "The Wolf Of Wall Street" and lawsuits flew back and forth between the company and the filmmaker. And then once again in January it was said "Silence" would be next, and it actually seems like it's true this time.

Martin Scorsese Planning To Make 'Silence' Next (Again), Holds Table Read Of 'The Irishman'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 18, 2013 3:20 PM
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The last time Martin Scorsese promised his long developing, dream project "Silence" was "next," was after he had wrapped on "Hugo." But as always, something else came first, and this time it was his upcoming "The Wolf Of Wall Street," which started shooting last summer and only wrapped earlier this week. But as you might recall, over the summer Scorsese was sued by Cecchi Gori Pictures, the production company who have been backing development, as they were more or less finally fed up of seeing Scorsese do everything but make "Silence." And perhaps because of that little legal battle, the director is finally promising to make it next.

Martin Scorsese Sued By Producers For Not Making 'Silence'

  • By Ryan Gowland
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  • August 23, 2012 10:38 AM
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Martin Scorsese is one of cinema's most prolific directors, but it's the film he isn't making that's getting him into trouble. Cecchi Gori Pictures, the production company headed by Vittorio Cecchi Gori, has filed a lawsuit against Scorsese for not making his dream project "Silence," which the director has been trying to get mounted for the past two decades.

Martin Scorsese's Long Developing 'Silence' Finds Backer In Cecchi Gori Pictures, To Be Produced First On Company's Slate

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • May 1, 2012 12:17 PM
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A little extra patience is all it takes, it seems. After the financial disappointment of “Hugo” reportedly divided Martin Scorsese and his producer Graham King, halting plans to bring his dream project “Silence” to the screen, we wondered whether the venture would ever recover given its long gestation, but it seems the European company responsible for “Il Postino” and “Life is Beautiful” has been waiting in the wings the entire time.

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