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Arts and Entertainment

Man Killed On The Set Of New Martin Scorsese Film

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Director Martin Scorsese attends the EE British Academy Film Awards 2014. (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)
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One person was killed on the set of a Martin Scorsese movie, after a building's ceiling collapsed on three construction workers.The workers were reinforcing an old building at the Chinese Culture and Movie Center in Taipei, Taiwan in order to "make it safe" for the production of Silence when the ceiling collapsed. All three men were rushed to the hospital and one of the men, identified as Chen Yu-lung, was declared dead on arrival. The other two suffered broken legs and head injuries, according to the Taipei Times.

"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," said a spokesperson for the production in a statement. Production for the film is expected to start on Friday, as scheduled.

Silence, based on a 1966 novel by Shusaku Endo, is about the persecution of Jesuit priests in 17th Century Japan and has long been one of Scorsese's 'dream' projects. The film will star Liam Neeson, Andrew Garfield, and Adam Driver.