Mosul: Netflix picks up Russo-backed actioner
James R | On 16, Oct 2020
Netflix has picked up Mosul, an action movie backed by producers Anthony and Joe Russo.
The film is written by Matthew Michael Carnahan, who has previously penned 21 Bridges, The Kingdom, the film adaptation of State of Play, Lions for Lambs and World War Z. He also co-wrote a script for Nemesis with his brother, Joe Carnahan, based on the Mark Millar.
Now, Carnahan has stepped up to the helm to make his directorial debut, telling the true story of a group of Iraqi men who fought against ISIS. The renegade Nineveh SWAT team carried out guerrilla warfare against ISIS in a move to take back their homes, families and city. Inspired by The Desperate Battle to Destroy ISIS, a 2017 article in The New Yorker, the fiml stars Suhail Dabbach (The Hurt Locker), Adam Bessa (Extraction, the Blessid) and Is’Haq Elias.
With the support of the Russos, who produced the picture, the project was also backed by AGBO’s Mike Larocca and The New Yorker Studios (The Old Man and the Gun, Only the Brave), along with AGBO’s Todd Makurath, Christopher Markus, and Stephen McFeely, as well as Mohamed Al-Daradji (Son of Babylon) Patrick Newall (Anon), Wang Zhongjun, Wang Zhonglei, and Hu Junyi for Huayi.
The movie had its world premiere at the 2019 Venice Film Festival but has not yet had theatrical distribution. Now, Netflix has picked up the movie and will release it worldwide on 26th November.
Mosul is available on Netflix UK, as part of an £9.99 monthly subscription.