The film will premiere on Netflix on December 10
Director Nora Fingerschmidt’s latest film “The Unforgivable” joined the packed lineup of Netflix’s new fall movies, featuriing Sandra Bullock as an ex-con seeking redemption.
The streaming platform is adding big titles to its formidable arsenal in late 2021, including Idris Elba’s western “The Harder They Fall,” Olivia Colman’s motherhood drama “The Lost Daughter” and others.
Co-written by Peter Craig, Hillary Seitz, and Courtenay Miles, “The Unforgivable” is based on the 2009 acclaimed British miniseries “Unforgiven.” The cast features Vincent D’Onofrio, Jon Bernthal, Richard Thomas, Linda Emond, Aisling Franciosi, and Rob Morgan.
“Released from prison after serving a sentence for a violent crime, Ruth Slater (Bullock) re-enters a society that refuses to forgive her past. Facing severe judgment from the place she once called home, her only hope for redemption is finding the estranged younger sister she was forced to leave behind,” reads the official synopsis courtesy of Netflix.
Oscar-winning actor Sandra Bullock told Entertainment Weekly, “My character is someone who has been incarcerated for 20 years for a pretty heinous crime [and] gets out. There are several people whose lives she affected by this crime she committed, and there’s a lot of hatred and anger and bitterness and sorrow associated with her release. She wants to find this one person, the only family she had when she went in, and you keep asking yourself, ‘Why can’t you let it go? This family member was traumatized by your actions — let it go! Stop harming these people all over again.'”
“Finding out the background to the story of why she did what she did is sort of the whodunnit of this. It’s a murder mystery within a very complex character drama,” She added.
“The Unforgivable” will open in select theaters on November 24 and debut on Netflix n December 10. Watch the trailer below: