Magazine article Screen International

Fábrica De Cine, SharpSword Films Board Silence

Magazine article Screen International

Fábrica De Cine, SharpSword Films Board Silence

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Martin Scorsese's prestige independent drama and passion project Silence is moving ahead with a January 30 production start in Taiwan as the latest financing component has joined the equation.

Mexico's Fábrica de Cine alongside SharpSword Films have come on board to produce and provide financing for the Shusaku Endo adaptation and will manage the production under the joint entity FM Films.

Paramount will distribute in the US in 2016 while AI Films/IM Global oversee international sales.

Liam Neeson, Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver star in the story about 17th century Portuguese Jesuits in Japan during the notorious period of Christian persecution.

Fábrica de Cine head Gastón Pavlovich joins Scorsese and Emma Tillinger Koskoff on the producer roster alongside Randall Emmett, Irwin Winkler and Barbara DeFina.

SharpSword Films backer Dale Brown serve as executive producer with Matthew Malek, Tyler Zacharia, George Furla and Chad Verdi. …

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