Netflix releases first images for The Siege of Jadotville
James R | On 04, Jul 2016
Netflix has released the first images from upcoming war film The Siege of Jadotville.
The thriller, starring Jamie Dornan, was picked up by the VOD service at the 2015 Berlin Film Festival – just as Fifty Shades of Grey was being unveiled to the world.
The film tells the true story of the 1961 siege of a 150-strong Irish UN battalion under Commander Patrick Quinlan (Dornan) by 3000 Congolese troops, led by French and Belgian mercenaries working for mining companies. Guillaume Canet plays a French commander who sought to defeat Quinlan and his men.
Directed by Richie Smyth, a well-known commercial and music video director (U2, Bon Jovi, The Verve) and written by Kevin Brodbin (Constantine), The Siege of Jadotville also stars Emmanuelle Seigner and Jason O’Mara with Mikael Persbrandt and Mark Strong.
Filming has been taking place in Ireland and South Africa, with the movie set for release later this year.