Vertical Entertainment and Roadside Attractions have released a poster and trailer writer-director John Michael McDonagh’s (The Guard, Calvary) upcoming adaptation of Lawrence Osborne’s novel The Forgiven.
The drama stars Ralph Fiennes and Jessica Chastain as a wealthy couple who try to cover up an accident after they hit a teenage boy while speeding through the Moroccan desert on their way to a lavish party.
Check out the trailer below, along with the poster and official synopsis…
Speeding through the Moroccan desert to attend an old friend’s lavish weekend party, wealthy Londoners David and Jo Henninger (Ralph Fiennes and Jessica Chastain) are involved in a tragic accident with a local teenage boy. Arriving late at the grand villa with the debauched party raging, the couple attempts to cover up the incident with the collusion of the local police. But when the boy’s father arrives seeking justice, the stage is set for a tension-filled culture clash in which David and Jo must come to terms with their fateful act and its shattering consequences.
Joining Ralph Fiennes and Jessica Chastain in the cast of The Forgiven are Matt Smith, Ismael Kanater, Caleb Landry Jones, Abbey Lee, Saïd Taghmaoui and Christopher Abbott.
The Forgiven arrives in cinemas on July 1st.