Forest Whitaker drama ‘The Forgiven’ hits theaters March 9th

“The Forgiven” had its world premiere at the 2017 BFI London Film Festival.

Forest Whitaker

Saban Films just announced their upcoming thriller, “The Forgiven,” will hit theaters on March 9 with a theatrical expansion on March 16 to also include VOD and Digital HD.

Directed by Academy Award nominee Roland Joffé (“The Killing Fields”), the film stars Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker (“The Last King of Scotland”) as Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Co-written by Joffé and Michael Ashton, it is based on Ashton’s play “The Archbishop and The Antichrist.”

Also starring Eric Bana, the film follows Archbishop Desmond Tutu (Whitaker) who once he is appointed to head a nationwide investigation is summoned to a maximum-security prison by a notorious murderer seeking clemency (Bana). Inside the brutal prison walls, Tutu is drawn into a dangerous, life-changing battle with the cunning criminal.

Recently, Saban Films acquired Alexandre Moors’ war drama “The Yellow Birds,” a war film based on the novel of the same name it stars Tye Sheridan and Jennifer Aniston.

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