MOSUL: Netflix Acquires the Russo Brothers Produced Action-Thriller Centered on the True Life Battle for an Iraqi City

By: John M Jerva

We have some acquisition news for you on this Saturday morning as The Hollywood Reporter is bringing word that Netflix has picked up a new military action-thriller called Mosul which tells the true life and lesser known story of a brave band of Iraqi soldiers who fought back against Isis when the terrorist organization attacked their city. The film id produced by the Russo Brothers who also made the high-octane Actioner Extraction which starred Chrid Hemsworth.

Mosul is the directorial debut for Matthew Michael Carnahan who is best known for writing the movies World War Z and 21 Bridges which starred the late Chadwick Boseman.

Photo courtesy of Netflix

Per THR: Mosul tells the true story of one group of Iraqi men who fought ISIS when the terrorist group took their homes, families, and city. It focuses on the Nineveh SWAT team, a renegade police unit who waged a guerrilla operation against ISIS in a desperate struggle to save their home city, located in northern Iraq and site of major battled in the mid-2010s. The movie was Inspired by Luke Mogelson’s 2017 The New Yorker piece, “The Desperate Battle to Destroy ISIS.”

Mosul stars Suhail Dabbach (The Hurt Locker); Adam Bessa (Extraction, the Blessid) and Is’Haq Elias. The Russos produced the film along with AGBO’s Mike Larocca as well as Todd Makurath, Christopher Markus, and Stephen McFeely who execute produced via ABGO.

The film was originally set to release through 101 Studio but that ultimately didn’t happen which is how Netflix swooped in dnd picker it up. It’s not surprising as Netflix has a ton of foreign action content on its site with its television series and films so this film fits right in.

Netflix will release the movie next month.

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