The Unforgivable: release date, cast, trailer for Sandra Bullock Netflix movie

The film takes its inspiration from a surprising source.

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Back in 2018, Sandra Bullock starred in one of Netflix’s most successful films yet in Bird Box, and now the Oscar-winning actress is back with another new film for the streamer.


This time around, Bullock plays the lead in crime thriller The Unforgiveable – which follows a recently released convict as she attempts to reconnect with her younger sister, who has been adopted by another family.

And if that premise sounds a little familiar to fans of UK drama, it’s because the film is actually a remake of Sally Wainwright’s ITV drama Unforgiven – which aired in 2009 and starred Suranne Jones in the lead role.

Read on for all you need to know about The Unforgiveable.

The Unforgivable release date

The film was given a limited theatrical run from Friday 26th November, before making its Netflix debut on Friday 10th December 2021.

The Unforgivable cast


Sandra Bullock leads The Unforgivable cast here and she is no stranger to Netflix movies having starred in the hit Bird Box. She is joined by many a talented actor with Vincent D’Onofrio, Viola Davis, Jon Bernthal, Richard Thomas and W. Earl Brown all among the main cast list.

Linda Emond, Aisling Franciosi, Rob Morgan and Emma Nelson round out the cast members.

What is The Unforgivable about?

Nothing sums up what something is about better than the official synopsis – so here it is!

“Released from prison into a society that won’t forgive her past, a woman seeks redemption by searching for the sister she left behind.”

Is The Unforgivable based on a true story?

The Unforgivable is not a true story, but you could be forgiven for finding the premise a little familiar. The movie is a remake of a show that originated in the UK – Unforgiven. That three-part drama aired on ITV in 2009 and starred Suranne Jones in the Bullock role, appearing alongside Siobhan Finneran and former Doctor Who star Peter Davison.

The Unforgivable trailer

You can watch The Unforgivable trailer right now! Do you think it looks as good as the ITV version?


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