Andrew Garfield In Martin Scorsese's 'Silence' Proves His Ponytail Is The Real Star Of The Film — PHOTO

Andrew Garfield may be best known for his role as Peter Parker in The Amazing Spider-Man, but since those movies (and Garfield's role in them) are dead now, the actor is now free to pursue other, highbrow passion projects — like, say a Martin Scorsese film. Garfield will star in Silence, a new film from the iconic director based on the Shusako Endo novel of the same name, which is about a Christian missionary who is persecuted for his beliefs in 17th-century Japan. For those of you keeping up with the Emma Stone/Andrew Garfield breakup, it was the intensity of this role that allegedly put Garfield in a "dark place" that led to the end of their relationship, which is truly a tragedy — and a hint that this movie might be Garfield's best role to date. We won't know about that until the film hits theaters in 2016, but the first look at the film does indicate one thing: Garfield's hair might steal the movie away from him.

The new still from Silence features Garfield as Father Rodrigues alongside actor Shinya Tsukamoto, who plays a villager named Mokichi. Though there's no context for this scene, it appears that the characters are praying. Garfield really has transformed for this role — just look at that baby ponytail! Only time will tell if he'll keep the look post-filming or not, but hey, at least we'll have a few hours of screen time with it. Check out the first look below: