Martin Scorsese has plans to make Silence again, and does a table read of The Irishman
Moving from DiCaprio to Scorsese, the director is already trying to get another project in order after THE WOLF OF WALL STREET is said and done.
Scorsese is eyeing SILENCE for his next film. This has been a passion project for the director, who has been trying to get around to it for some time now. The film's story is adapted from Shusaku Endo's novel, "about two 17th century Jesuit priests who face violence and persecution when they travel to Japan to locate their mentor and to spread the gospel of Christianity." Sounds like a fun time, right? Well, it may not be a laugh riot by any means, but I'm sure that if he gets to work on it, that since it is something he's been wanting to do so desperately that it will be at least decent by Scorsese standards. He'd like to start production in 2014.
Moving on to news of another Scorsese project, there was a read of THE IRISHMAN at the Tribeca Film Center. The director is looking to get some investors to back the film. Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci were all on hand to read their parts. The film is based on the book, I Heard You Paint Houses by Charles Brandt. The plot centers on, "Frank Sheeran (De Niro), a WWII veteran who led a colorful life as a high ranking officer in the International Brotherhood of Teamsters while also dabbling in organized crime as a highly-sought-after hitman. He reportedly also had ties to the deaths of President Kennedy and Jimmy Hoffa."I'm sure he won't have any problem getting some cash for it.
What will he do without DiCaprio?