Netflix has released the official trailer for action war-drama Mosul, produce by MCU filmmakers Joe and Anthony Russo.
Based on a true story, the film follows Kawa (Adam Bessa), an Iraqi cop who finds himself inducted into the Nineveh SWAT after they rescue him from a firefight. Led by Major Jasem (Suhail Dabbach), the unit embark on a dangerous operation to take down the enemy.
It’s refreshing to see a US-produced action war film told from an overseas perspective. With the Russos producing (their second Netflix actioner so far following Chris Hemsworth-starrer Extraction), it’s no real surprise to see what looks like a pretty big production. As with Extraction, which saw the Russos give stunt/fight coordinator Sam Hargrave his first shot at the helm of a feature, with Mosul they’re handing the reins to first-time director Matthew Michael Carnahan, who penned the script and whose writing credits include The Kingdom, World War Z and Deepwater Horizon.
Looking forward to this one. Mosul will be streaming on Netflix from November 26th.
Official synopsis for Mosul:
When ISIS took their homes, families and city, one group of men fought to take it all back. After inexperienced Iraqi cop Kawa (Adam Bessa) is rescued from a harrowing firefight by the elite Nineveh SWAT team, he’s quickly inducted into the rogue squadron, a band of ten brothers-in-arms led by the wise Major Jasem (Suhail Dabbach). Under constant threat of attack, the unit embarks on a dangerous guerrilla operation, determined to wipe out an enemy base and restore order to the lawless territory. An extraordinary true story of heroism in the face of overwhelming odds, MOSUL is written and directed by Matthew Michael Carnahan and produced by Anthony and Joe Russo.