Netflix has announced plans to premiere the new war thriller feature “Jadotville” around the world on its VOD service in 2016. Netflix acquired the upcoming project the other week in Berlin and the movie goes into production in April.
The story depicts the 1961 siege of a 150-strong Irish UN battalion under Commander Patrick Quinlan (“Fifty Shades of Grey” star Jamie Dornan) by 3,000 Congolese troops led by French and Belgian mercenaries working for mining companies.
French actor/filmmaker Guillaume Canet plays a French commander who sought to defeat Quinlan and his men. Richie Smyth is helming the project form a script by Kevin Brodbin (“Constantine”).