After years of planning, Martin Scorsese's Silence appears to finally be moving forward. Variety reports that The Amazing Spider-Man star Andrew Garfield has come aboard the project to headline.
The drama, based on the novel by Shusaku Endo, is set in the 17th century as two Jesuit priests face violence and persecution when they travel to Japan to locate their mentor and to spread the gospel of Christianity.
Garfield, who is currently shooting The Amazing Spider-Man 2, is also well-known for roles in films like The Social Network and Never Let Me Go.
Also set to star Ken Wantanabe, Silence is now scheduled to begin production next summer.