Liam Neeson cast in Martin Scorsese's "Silence"

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Amsterdam Vallon (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a young Irish immigrant released from prison. He returns to the Five Points seeking revenge against his father's killer, William Cutting (Daniel Day-Lewis), a powerful anti-immigrant gang leader. He knows that revenge can only be attained by infiltrating Cutting's inner circle. Amsterdam's journey becomes a fight for personal survival and to find a place for the Irish people in 1860's New York.
February 3rd, 2014

Liam Neeson will star in 'Silence'.

The 61-year-old actor will reunite with his 2002's 'Gangs Of New York' director Martin Scorsese for the forthcoming film, which is based on Shusaku Endo's 1966 novel of the same name, according to deadline.com.

Neeson has been cast alongside 'The Amazing Spider-Man' star Andrew Garfield and 'Inception' actor Ken Watanabe.

The script is by Jay Cocks and Scorsese and the film which is being financed by Emmett/Furla/Oasis, Corsan and A1 is set to begin production in Taiwan later this year.

'Silence' tells the story of Father Rodrigues, a 17th century Portuguese Jesuit, who is heading to Japan with a fellow priest to discover whether his mentor has left the church, but there's religious persecution in the country which forces them to travel undercover with an interpreter.

Neeson is also reportedly making a deal to reprise his role as retired CIA agent Bryan Mills in 'Taken 3', is in negotiations for drama 'Highwaymen' and will be in Universal's 'Non-Stop' as Bill Marks in the action movie which is set for release later this month.