Liam Neeson has joined the cast of Martin Scorsese’s Silence, Deadline reports.
Neeson will star opposite Andrew Garfield and Ken Watanabe in the 17th century set tale, concerning the attempts by Jesuits to bring Christianity to Japan.
The film will be Scorsese’s follow-up to the debauched – and deliriously unchristian – Oscar nominee The Wolf of Wall Street.
It will likely mark a return to form for Neeson, who long ago used to star in these kinds of prestige pics, but has more recently established himself as an action hero thanks to the Taken franchise.
We were all surprised, frankly, about how his career turned out.