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Sex Education star's new movie confirms Netflix release date

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Netflix has confirmed a release date for Sex Education star Chaneil Kular's new movie Accused.

Kular plays Harri in the psychological thriller, which arrives on the streaming service on September 22.

It's the first leading role for Kular, who is best known to audiences as Anwar Bakshi in Sex Education, aka a member of Moordale's 'The Untouchables', alongside Olivia and Ruby.

chaneil kular in a still from accused
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"False accusations mix with the wildfire spread of social media with deadly consequences when twenty-something Harri travels from the city to dog sit for his parents in the countryside," reads the film's synopsis.

"After being mistaken as the suspect of a train bombing in London, would-be heroes of the people track down his house, where Harri must prove his innocence to the online masses and defend his home and himself from the violent vigilantes."

In the trailer, audiences see Harri's phone blow up after an old school friend accuses him of being the suspect in the picture publicly released by police.

chaneil kular in a still from accused
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"The bombing today, they think it's me," Harri says on a phone call to the local police, as accusations and threats to kill Harri continue to roll in online.

Harri begins fearing for his safety as he receives abusive calls to his parents' home landline, and then spots trespassers on the property.

"How far would you go to clear your name," teases the trailer graphics, as we see Harri apprehended by an intruder brandishing a blade and later running from his home.

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The supporting cast includes EastEnders actor Nitin Ganatra who plays Harri's dad, and Jay Johnson and Robbie O'Neill, who both appeared in Boiling Point.

The movie is also directed by Phillip Barantini, who received a BAFTA nomination for his work on Boiling Point.

Accused promises to shine a light on "racial injustices at the same time as pulling apart the ethics of social media".

Accused is available on Netflix from September 22.

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