Netflix picks up Jamie Dornan-starring film 'Jadotville'

February 17, 2015 11:00 AM

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Dornan co-stars opposite Guillaume Canet ("Blood Ties)". The film is based on the 1961 siege of an Irish UN battalion by 3,000 Congolese troops, led by French and Belgian mercenaries working for mining companies. It will go into production in April this year, in Ireland and South Africa.

Dornan will plays Irish commander Patrick Quinlan while Canet plays a French commander. Richie Smith directs and Alan Moloney produces for Parallel Films. The screenplay was written by Kevin Brodbin.

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