The original drama followed Ruth Slater (Jones) who returns home to find her sister, years after she was jailed for killing two police officers.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Gravity star will be taking over the role of Ruth in the new film, which is set to be written by The Usual Suspects scribe Christopher McQuarrie and produced by the brains behind the Oscar-winning Bohemian Rhapsody, along with Bullock herself.
Unforgiven heralds Bullock’s first work with Netflix since her role in the hit horror Bird Box, which smashed Netflix’s viewing records when it debuted last year.
An Unforgiven adaption has been doing the rounds in Hollywood for a good few years, before finally finding a home with the streaming giant.
The TV version is significant too, since it became the first of many popular collaborations between its star, Jones, and its original writer, Sally Wainwright.
Wainwright and Jones would continue to team up on the popular crime serial Scott and Bailey, as well as this year’s critically acclaimed period drama with a twist, Gentleman Jack.
Following on from the massive success of Bird Box, there will be a sequel coming out – sadly, movie fans will be disappointed as it’s instead a literary sequel to the original book the film was based on.
There’s no word yet if Netflix will be filming a sequel, but fingers crossed!
Doctor Foster star Suranne will also be gearing up to return to rural Yorkshire in the second season of Gentleman Jack, which creator Wainwright has promised that the next run of the show will be a ‘relevant and sadly pertinent’ look at LGBTQ relationships.
Metro.co.uk have contacted Suranne Jones’ rep for comment.
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