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Published On: Fri, Jan 31st, 2014

Liam Neeson joins ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ star Andrew Garfield for Martin Scorsese’s ‘Silence’

Martin Scorsese settles Silence lawsuit, agreeing to helm the film as casting news ramps up.

Liam Neeson Taken 2 photo

Liam Neeson Taken 2 photo

Deadline reports Neeson will star with Andrew Garfield and Ken Watanabe in Silence, the Martin Scorsese-directed adaptation of Shusaku Endo’s novel about 17th century Jesuits who to try bring Christianity to isolated Japan.

Over a year producer Cecchi Gori went after the famous director for bowing out of the project, a breach of written contract by pushing back his commitment.

“The matter has been settled in its entirety,” said a 1-page order from LA Superior Court Judge Maureen Duffy-Lewis.

The film is being financed by Emmett/Furla/Oasis, Corsan and A1. Emmett/Furla/Oasis just funded Lone Survivor.

The script is by Jay Cocks and Scorsese and production will begin in Taiwan later this year.

Neeson is set for a big payday with a role in Taken 3.

Neeson, who next stars in the action film Non-Stop, voices a role in The Lego Movie, and stars in the Seth MacFarlane-directed A Million Ways To Die In The West and A Walk Among The Tombstones.

 

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