According to reports, the streaming giant has picked up “Mosul”, an Arabic war film set in Iraq which has been produced by The Russo Brothers. This is the second collaboration between Netflix and the Russos after Chris Hemsworth starrer, “Extraction“.
The film is based on real-life escapades of the Nineveh SWAT team, a police unit who initiated a guerrilla operation against ISIS in a desperate attempt to save their home city of Mosul. It has been adapted and inspired by Luke Mogelson’s 2017 article for The New Yorker, “The Desperate Battle to Destroy ISIS”
Mosul was well received at last year’s Venice Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival. It was supposed to get a theatrical release earlier this year but the Covid-19 pandemic put an end to those plans.
It has been written and directed by debutant director, Matthew Carnahan, who has been involved in writing “World War Z” and “21 Bridges”.
The Russo Brothers and Mike Larocca have produced the film under the AGBO banner alongside The New Yorker Studios. Jeremy Steckler is also a producer.
Mosul will reportedly be available for streaming in November.