We’re just about two months away from Martin Scorsese‘s “Silence” hitting cinemas, and while we’re eager to see some kind of trailer as soon as possible, the director is still editing the picture. So we’ll have to be patient and take whatever comes our way, which today includes the first look at Adam Driver in the film, which you can see below.

The actor joins Andrew Garfield and Liam Neeson in the adaptation of  Shüsaku Endō’s novel, with the 17th century-set story following a pair of Jesuit priests who face violence and persecution when they travel to Japan to locate their mentor and spread the gospel of Christianity. The source material was previously made into a movie in 1971 by Japanese filmmaker Masahiro Shinoda, but the struggle with faith has long been a regular thematic concern in Scorsese’s films, so we’re excited to see what he does here.

“Silence” opens in limited release on December 23rd, before going wide in January. [The Independent]

L-R: Yoshi Oida plays Ichizo, Shinya Tsukamoto plays Mokichi, Andrew Garfield plays Father Rodrigues and Adam Driver plays Father Garupe in the film SILENCE