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Sandra Bullock to star in Netflix adaptation of ITV mini-series Unforgiven

Sandra Bullock in The Proposal

Story by Jack Foley

SANDRA Bullock is to star in and produce a new film based on the 2009 ITV mini-series Unforgiven for Netflix.

The original British three-part series was written by Sally Wainwright and followed Ruth Slater as a woman released from prison after serving a 15-year sentence for a violent crime and looking to reunite with the estranged younger sister she was forced to leave behind.

Bullock will take on the role of Slater, which was originally portrayed by Suranne Jones.

Nora Fingscheidt, who made her directorial debut with the film Systemsprenger, is already on board to direct.

Systemsprenger premiered in September at the Berlin International Film Festival, where the filmmaker won the Silver Bear for new perspectives in cinema.

Oscar winner Christopher McQuarrie (The Usual Suspects, Mission: Impossible – Fallout) is set to adapt the mini-series for the Netflix feature.

Bullock’s latest feature, Bird Box, also streamed on Netflix and became one of the streamer’s biggest film hits to date.