Irish Film: Jason O’Mara enlists in Richie Smith’s Jadotville

The cast for new Irish film Jadotville is hotting up, with news that Sons of Liberty actor Jason O’Mara is joining at Company Sgt. Jack “Sarge” Prendergast.

Jadotville is an Irish-South African co-production and is directed by Richie Smyth. Jamie Dornan, Guillaume Canet, and Mark Strong are already onboard to star in the film that starts shooting in Ireland in April.

The film is based off Kevin Brodbin’s screenplay, and follows an Irish military commander in a stand-off with French and Belgian mercenaries in the Congo in the early 1960s.

Earlier this year Netflix acquired the worldwide rights for new Irish film Jadotville. The deal will see Netflix release the film theatrically for an Oscar qualifying run, in addition to distribution on its Internet subscription VOD services.

Alan Moloney (Byzantium) will produce for Parallel Films, with financing coming from Bord Scannan na hEireann/the Irish Film Board.

Source: Deadline