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Aisling Franciosi cast alongside Sandra Bullock in new Netflix drama The Unforgivable
18 Nov 2021 : Nathan Griffin
Aisling Franciosi in The Unforgivable.
IFTA Rising Star Aisling Franciosi has been cast in Netflix’s new Sandra Bullock-led drama The Unforgivable, from Oscar-winning producer Graham King (The Departed).

The Unforgivable releases in select cinemas on November 24th and globally on Netflix this December 10th.

The film follows Ruth Slater (Bullock) as she re-enters  a society that refuses to forgive her past following a lengthy prison sentence for a violent crime. Facing severe judgment from the place she once called home, her only hope for redemption is finding Katie (Franciosi), her estranged younger sister, she was forced to leave behind.

In her quest to reunite with Katie and adjust to life on the outside, Ruth encounters obstacles she expects and those she never saw coming from those whose lives are disrupted by her release.

Bullock, who produces alongside Academy Award winner Graham King (Bohemian Rhapsody, Traffic), stars alongside Franciosi, Viola Davis, Vincent D’Onofrio, Jon Bernthal, Richard Thomas, Linda Emond, Rob Morgan, Emma Nelson, Will Pullen, and Thomas Guiry.

The Unforgivable is directed by Nora Fingscheidt, from a script penned by Peter Craig, Hillary Seitz, and Courtenay Miles. Fingscheidt most recent film System Crasher was selected to compete for the Golden Bear at the 69th Berlin International Film Festival where it won the Alfred Bauer Award. 

Franciosi is known for playing the part of Katie Benedetto in the RTÉ-BBC Two crime drama television series The Fall, for which she won an IFTA in 2015, and for her role as Kate Crawford in the TNT series Legends. In 2016, Franciosi appeared in the HBO series Game of Thrones in the sixth season as Lyanna Stark and reprised her role in the seventh season.

In 2020, Franciosi won the IFTA Rising Star Award most notably for her performance in Jennifer Kent’s The Nightingale. Franciosi received rave reviews for her depicting of Clare, a young 21-year old Irish convict living in Van Diemen’s Land, Australia in 1825, who is the victim of a harrowing crime at the hands of the her master (Sam Clafin) and his cronies. 

Franciosi was most recently seen in the Charlotte Bruus Christensen-directed series Black Narcissus for BBC alongside Gemma Arterton, Jim Broadbent, Alessandro Nivola and Dame Diana Rigg,

The Unforgivable releases in select cinemas on November 24th.





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