In what has felt like an eternity, Paramount Pictures has finally released the first poster for Martin Scorsese‘s highly anticipated “Silence.” Starring Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver and Liam Neeson, “Silence” has been pegged as an awards hopeful for the majority of 2016. While rumors began to loom about its release date, Paramount is as confident as ever that this can be one of their three high-caliber pictures to enter the Best Picture race.
In the latest Oscar Prediction updates, “Silence” is currently predicted in Best Picture (ranked #7), Adapted Screenplay (ranked #3) and Cinematography (ranked #1). The film is in the top tier rankings of Director (Martin Scorsese), Lead Actor (Andrew Garfield) and Supporting Actor (Liam Neeson).
The first trailer will debut in front of Paramount Pictures’ “Allied,” which will open Friday in theaters. The trailer will be available online on Saturday.
The film screened last week for voters of the National Board of Review. New York Film Critics Circle will see it on Nov. 29 in time their own annual awards. The BFCA will not be able to see it in time for their voting due to the vast areas that the membership resides in around the United States.
Check out the poster with images down below.
“Silence” is scheduled to be released on Dec. 23 before expanding in January.
The official synopsis reads:
Martin Scorsese’s SILENCE tells the story of two Christian missionaries (Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver) who face the ultimate test of faith when they travel to Japan in search of their missing mentor (Liam Neeson) — at a time when Christianity was outlawed and their presence forbidden. The celebrated director’s 28-year journey to bring Shusaku Endo’s 1966 acclaimed novel to life will be in theaters this Christmas.