War Thriller ‘Jadotville’ Featuring Jamie Dornan Planned for Netflix Premiere
Jamie Dornan is a busy boy! He plays a serial killer, a gorgeous billionaire and now he will play an Irish UN Battalion Commander in ‘Jadotville’ and Netflix have picked up the rights to screen the film across all of its territories in 2016.
The film also starring Guillaume Canet tells the true story of the 1961 siege of a 150-member Irish U.N. battalion under Commander Patrick Quinlan (Dornan), by 3,000 Congolese troops, led by French and Belgian mercenaries working for mining companies.
It is thought that production on the movie will begin in April and will shoot in Ireland and South Africa. Directing the project is Richie Smyth, a commercial and music video director known for his work with U2 and Bon Jovi. The script has been penned by Kevin Brodbin (Constantine).
“The story of how Pat Quinlan led his troops against an overwhelming force without losing a single man is one of the great stories of the 20th century, and we are proud to be working with such a talented and committed team to bring it to life,” Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos said. “This film will be an amazing addition to our global original films initiative.”
Jamie’s career continues to grow from strength to strength with Netflix also picking up series 2 of The Fall and Fifty Shades of Grey becoming an instant movie hit! How exciting!