According to Variety, Scorsese is looking to reunite with Daniel Day-Lewis for Silence:
Martin Scorsese is determined to make “Silence” his next movie. The helmer and Graham King‘s GK Films are negotiating with Oscar winners Daniel Day-Lewis and Benicio Del Toro to star. Gael Garcia Bernal is also circling the film, expected to begin production later this year in New Zealand.
The drama is set in the 17th century as two Jesuit priests face violence and persecution when they travel to Japan to locate their mentor and to spread the gospel of Christianity.
“Silence” is based on the Shusaku Endo novel, which was adapted by Jay Cocks. Scorsese has had the project on his radar for more than a decade.
I was going to make a joke about Daniel Day-Lewis growing another awesome mustache, but I can’t believe there’s a guy named “Jay Cocks” who isn’t in porn. “Cox” I can understand, but “Cocks?” Impossible.