Eric Bana has been announced as the replacement for Vince Vaughn to star alongside Forest Whitaker in film adaptation of the play The Archbishop and The Antichrist which is now titled The Forgiven.
Forest Whitaker will play Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Bana will play the boorish white South African mass murderer, Piet Blomfield, who’s on death-row.
Written by Roland Joffé and Micheal Ashton, The Forgiven centers on the Truth and Reconciliation Hearings – a post-apartheid commissioning in which victims took an active role in the judicial process (called on to give accounts of the gross human rights violations they were subjected to), while offenders were encouraged to take responsibility for their actions, “to repair the harm they caused.”
The Forgiven will imagine a fictional meeting between Tutu (and the people in his personal and political affairs while he worked on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission), and Blomfield.
The movie will be directed by Roland Joffé who will also produce in collaboration with Link Entertainment’s Craig Baumgarten and Zaheer Goodman-Bhyat of Light & Dark Films.