“Avengers” directors Joe and Anthony Russo are producing and acclaimed scribe Matthew Michael Carnahan (“State of Play,” “World War Z”) makes his feature directorial debut on “Mosul,” a drama-thriller about to be sold at the American Film Market.
Shot in secret entirely on location in Morocco this past spring, the script follows an elite police unit comprised almost entirely of residents from the northern Iraq city of Mosul who fought to liberate the city from 6,000 ISIS militants.
Based on Luke Mogelson’s New Yorker article series, it details the SWAT team’s desperate fight, block-by-block, to destroy ISIS. Carnahan has previously dabbled in this sort of subject matter with Peter Berg’s “The Kingdom”.
Mike Larocca, Jeremy Steckler and Dawn Ostroff are also producing.