Mosul, the war action movie produced by Anthony and Joe Russo, is heading to Netflix.
The digital streamer has picked up the movie and will release it in November 2020.
Matthew Michael Carnahan, who co-wrote thrillers such as World War Z and 21 Bridges, wrote the script and made his directorial debut with the actioner, which had it world premiere at the 2019 Venice Film Festival and North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.
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.”
Suhail Dabbach (The Hurt Locker); Adam Bessa (Extraction, the Blessid); Is’Haq Elias star in the picture that was produced by the Russos, and Mike Larocca via AGBO as well as by The New Yorker Studios ((The Old Man and the Gun, Only the Brave).
Todd Makurath, Christopher Markus, and Stephen McFeely executive produced for AGBO. Also EP’ing are Mohamed Al-Daradji (Son of Babylon) Patrick Newall (Anon) Wang Zhongjun, Wang Zhonglei, and Hu Junyi for Huayi.
101 Studio acquired the project for distribution in 2019 but plans ultimately fell through.