Deadline is exclusively reporting that Ralph Fiennes is in negotiations to join Rebecca Hall, Mark Strong and Saïd Taghmaoui for John Michael McDonagh’s next feature The Forgiven.
This film adaptation of Lawrence Osborne’s novel of the same name focuses on the dramatic fallout following a random accident on the lives of an English couple (Hall and potentially Fiennes), their friends and the local Moroccans who all converge on a luxurious desert villa during a decadent weekend-long party.
Elizabeth Eves will be serving as a producer on the project alongside McDonagh under their production banner House of Un-American Activities. CAA has the U.S distribution rights for the project, whereas IMR International is handling foreign sales and will be introducing the film to potential buyers at Cannes next week.
The Forgiven is slated to commence production early next year in Morocco.