Magazine article Screen International

Netflix Acquires All Rights to Jadotville

Magazine article Screen International

Netflix Acquires All Rights to Jadotville

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The streaming giant has announced a major play that concluded in the final days of the EFM, flexing its mighty claws for all rights to one of the hottest packages in Berlin.

Netflix plans a multi-territory release in 2016 on Jadotville, the upcoming war thriller to star Jamie Dornan of Fifty Shades Of Grey and Guillaume Canet that Bloom introduced to international buyers at the recent market.

It is understood the release will incorporate a qualifying theatrical run for awards consideration. Netflix cut the deal with UTA Independent Film Group on behalf of the film-makers.

Commercials and video director Richie Smyth will direct from Kevin Brodbin's screenplay and partners with producer Alan Moloney of Parallel Film.

Principal photography is set to begin in April on what Smyth and Moloney recently described to Screen in Berlin as an epic story of heroism that weaves together action, intrigue and geopolitics. …

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