Scorsese to Release Film on Jesuits Later this Year

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Shuduio Endo’s novel Silence tells the story of Jesuits journeying to Japan to find their missionary mentor who is rumored to have apostatized.

This year will see blockbuster movies starring spies, rebels and super heroes but only one will feature Jesuits as protagonists.

The upcoming film Silence is Martin Scorsese’s adaptation of Shuduio Endo’s book of the same name. Taking place in Japan during the 17th century it details the journey of two Jesuit missionaries to find their old Jesuit mentor who will be played by Liam Neeson.

Neeson is no stranger to the Society. In addition to narrating a documentary about the real life Jesuit missionary, St. Francis Xavier and playing a Jesuit in the film The Mission, his son is a senior at Fordham Prep.

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