Guillaume Canet (“The Beach”) will join Dornan in Richie Smyth’s “Jadotville”.
Kevin Brodbin (“Constantine”) wrote “Jadotville,” which is a geopolitical thriller set against the backdrop of war that Alan Moloney is producing under his Parallel Films banner.
Dornan stars as Irish Commandant Pat Quinlan, who leads a stand-off with troops against French and Belgian mercenaries in the Congo during in the early 1960’s. Canet will portray the Frenchman Falquez, Quinlan’s enemy.
Bloom has come on to handle international sales on “Jadotville” and will introduce the film to foreign buyers at the EFM in Berlin next week. Domestic rights are being repped by UTA Independent Film Group. “Jadotville” is an Irish-South African co-production, which will begin shooting in the spring in South Africa.
“We are always trying to find amazing stories to tell and this extraordinary true story of heroism against all odds is just that. To see Jamie, who is one of the most exciting leading men working today, alongside Guillaume, is a fantastic opportunity,” said Bloom’s Alex Walton.