The Forgiven trailer reveals John Michael McDonagh’s new film is a tense, sandy, and violent affair. Based on the 2021 novel of the same name by Lawrence Osborne, The Forgiven was first announced at Cannes 2018, with Ralph Fiennes attached to star. It began principal photography in February 2020 in Morocco and resumed after a six-month pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Also starring are Matt Smith, Jessica Chastain, and Caleb Landry Jones. Shared by Roadside Attractions, The Forgiven trailer shows David (Fiennes) and Jo (Chastain) on their way to a wedding in Morocco when they hit a young local boy. At the wedding, they attempt to cover up the incident and join the festivities, but the weekend is soured by the arrival of the boy’s father, leading to a cultural clash filled with deception and retribution.
While The Forgiven release date isn’t until July 1, the film had its world premiere at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival and was met with favorable reviews. Most critics picked up on the movie’s wicked tone and shifty characters, especially Fiennes’ David. Similar praise has been heaped on its script, which is typical for McDonagh, whose previous credits such as The Guard and Calvary had excellent screenplays. For fans of twists, turns and thrilling shocks, The Forgiven will be a must-see.
Dylan Sprouse & Sarah Hyland Comedy My Fake Boyfriend
Amazon Prime Video releases the first trailer for My Fake Boyfriend, showcasing former child stars Dylan Sprouse and Sarah Hyland alongside The Flash and The Divergent Series alum Keiynan Lonsdale. Rose Troche is set to direct. Hyland and Sprouse both got their starts in acting as children. Hyland rose to fame playing the role of Haley Dunphy on ABC’s Modern Family, and Sprouse as Zach on the popular Disney Channel series The Suite Life of Zack and Cody and its follow-up The Suite Life on Deck.
The pair star alongside each other in the new trailer for My Fake Boyfriend. The film is produced by Lionsgate and follows Andrew (Lonsdale) in despair as he is caught up on his toxic ex-boyfriend. His bumbling friends (Sprouse and Hyland) craft a ridiculous plan to help Andrew boost his confidence, creating a fake, perfect boyfriend on social media, “Christiano.” Their scheme goes awry when Christiano becomes a social media sensation and Andrew falls for the real-life man of his dreams, Rafi. Rom-com hijinks ensue as they must now help Andrew pursue his true potential boyfriend and quash his computer-generated suitor in the process.
Fans of Sprouse, Lonsdale, and Hyland’s former work might be surprised to see them in these more mature roles. While his twin brother Cole Sprouse has maintained his public status through the popular show Riverdale, Dylan Sprouse’s career has been relatively quiet since appearing on The Suite Life. Perhaps this new comedy will be Sprouse’s chance to break out into the spotlight again. My Fake Boyfriend will release on June 17, 2022 on Amazon Prime.