Right now we are looking at a very manly cast for Netflix’s drama of Irish Commandant Pat Quinlan, played by hunky Dornan, as he leads a stand-off with troops against French and Belgian mercenaries in the 1960s Congo. TV’s Jason O’Mara, who led Fox’s beleaguered “Terra Nova” and appeared on “The Good Wife” and elsewhere, has just been added to the ensemble.
Directed by first-timer Richie Smyth and written by Kevin Brodbin (whose story credits including “Constantine” do not bode well), this muscly drama enters production this April in Ireland and South Africa, and will stream across all territories in 2016. Netflix snapped up “Jadotville” out of this year’s Berlinale.
Netflix is reportedly spending $450 million on original content this year, and it shows. Its feature film slate includes Duplass grabs out of SXSW “6 Years” and “Mason Family Vacation,” Cary Fukunaga’s “Beasts of No Nation,” Ricky Gervais’ “Beasts of No Nation” and of course the streaming company’s various series properties including just-unleashed “Daredevil.”