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Man dies on set of Martin Scorsese's ‘Silence’

Martin Scorsese, best director nominee for his film "The Wolf of Wall Street", arrives at the 86th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California March 2, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES  - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT HEADSHOT)(OSCARS-ARRIVALS) - RTR3FY3R

Martin Scorsese, best director nominee for his film "The Wolf of Wall Street", arrives at the 86th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California March 2, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT HEADSHOT)(OSCARS-ARRIVALS) - RTR3FY3R

A tragic death and several injuries occurred in Taiwan today during pre-production on the Martin Scorsese-directed adaptation of the Shusako Endo novel "Silence." Deadline obtained a statement from a spokesperson for the film that will star Liam Neeson, Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver.

“Today there was an unfortunate accident at CMPC Studios in Taiwan, where the Martin Scorsese film, 'Silence,' is in pre-production. An existing structure on the CMPC backlot had been deemed unsafe by the production, and accordingly a 3rd-party contractor was hired to reinforce and make it safe prior to any production-related work commencing in this building. Sadly, during this process, the ceiling collapsed, resulting in the death of one of the contractors employees and injuries to two others. Everyone is in shock and sorrow and expresses their deepest concern and sympathy to the families of the individual who died and those who were injured.”

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