Based on the book of the same name by Lawrence Osborne, The Forgiven is set in the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco, where socialite boyfriends Richard and Dally, played by Matt Smith and Caleb Landry Jones, are hosting a weekend party gathering of their wealthy international friends, which includes married couple David and Jo Henninger, played by Ralph Fiennes and Jessica Chastain. The festivities of the weekend, which include every kind of overindulgence, are dampened somewhat when David and Jo get into an accident while driving through the desert to get to Richard and Dally’s estate. As a result of the accident, a teenager is killed, and the rest of the film deals with the fallout from the accident.
When Netflix signed a deal with Adam Sandler to make four films together back in 2014 and then re-signed him for four more in 2020, it was only a matter of time before we saw a Sandler passion project make its way to the streamer. And, even for someone so open about the things he’s passionate about, there may be no project closer to Sandler’s heart than Hustle, the new film coming to Netflix. If there’s anything even a casual fan of Sandler knows about his personal life, it’s his love of basketball. Often seen courtside at NBA games, the comedian has confessed his love of the sport and is never one to pass up a pickup game. So it comes as no surprise to see Sandler bringing a basketball movie to life, especially when it allows Sandler to act out his ultimate fantasy and share the screen with many of his athletic idols.