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CANNES: RALPH FIENNES IN TALKS TO STAR ALONGSIDE REBECCA HALL, MARK STRONG & SAÏD TAGHMAOUI IN JOHN MICHAEL MCDONAGH’S THE FORGIVEN



IMR International announced today that Academy Award, Golden Globe and Emmy Nominee, and BAFTA Winner Ralph Fiennes (The Grand Budapest Hotel, Schindler’s List) is in talks to star alongside Golden Globe Nominee and BAFTA Winner Rebecca Hall (Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Christine) BAFTA and Tony Award Nominee and Olivier Award winner Mark Strong (The Imitation Game, Kingsman) and César Award Nominee Saïd Taghmaoui (Wonder Woman, The Infiltrator) in BAFTA Nominee John Michael McDonagh’s (The Guard, Calvary, War on Everyone) The Forgiven.

Elizabeth Eves will produce alongside McDonagh through their production company House of Un-American Activities. CAA, who arranged financing for The Forgiven, is representing the US rights, with IMR International handling the foreign rights and introducing the film to buyers in Cannes next week.

The Forgiven is an adaptation of the classic novel by Lawrence Osborne, dealing with the reverberations of a random accident on the lives of an English couple, their friends and the local Moroccans who all converge on a luxurious desert villa during a decadent weekend-long party. Production is slated to commence early next year in Morocco.

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