By: John M Jerva
Netflix has given us our first look at the true life war film Mosul from The Russo Brothers which tells the harrowing story of a group of Iraqi soldiers who took on ISIS when their city and loved ones were threatened. We also have the official key art for you as well so take a peek below!
When ISIS took their homes, families, and city, one group of men fought to take it all back. After inexperienced Iraqi cop Kawa (Adam Bessa) is rescued from a harrowing firefight by the elite Nineveh SWAT team, he’s quickly inducted into the rogue squadron, a band of ten brothers-in-arms led by the wise Major Jasem (Suhail Dabbach). Under constant threat of attack, the unit embarks on a dangerous guerrilla operation, determined to wipe out an enemy base and restore order to the lawless territory.
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. The film id produced by the Russo Brothers who also made the high-octane Actioner Extraction which starred Chrid Hemsworth.
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 and picked 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.
Mosul debuts on Netflix on November 26th!