It was reported that Martin Scorsese next project would be The Wolf of Wall Street, an adaptation of the memoir by Jordan Belfort. The project was due to film this summer with long-time collaborator Leonardo DiCaprio as his lead.
But apparently Scorsese has another movie in mind. While Scorsese is indeed attached to direct The Wolf of Wall Street, it will not be filming this summer.
The director’s next film will be a project called Silence, which the director has been attached to since 2006.
Silence is based on the novel by Shusaku Endo, where the plot tells the story of two Jesuit priests who move to Japan to spread the word of Christianity and are met with violence and abuse.
With Jay Cocks responsible for the script, the film is set to star Daniel Day-Lewis (whom Scorsese worked with on Gangs of New York), Benicio Del Toro and Gael Garcia Bernal.
But again there was another movie announced in December that seemed to be his next movie; The Irishman the gangster film would be his follow up to Hugo Cabret. So what happened to The Irishman? Definitely postponed as this new story is directly from the director’s publicist, so it has to be true.