Andrew Garfield is trading in his Spidey suit for a collar.
Andrew will star as Father Rodrigues, a 17th-century Portuguese Jesuit who travels to Japan with a fellow priest amid rumors that Rodrigues’ mentor has abandoned the Church. It is a moment of religious persecution in the Asian nation, with Christians forced to practice their faith clandestinely.
Ken Watanabe has also signed on to play the priests’ interpreter.
Silence is expected to start production in June 2014.