JAMIE DORNAN SIGNS FOR “The Siege of Jadotville,”
Just announced this week that Jamie is set to star in yet another movie. It seems his star power is definitely climbing since his role in Fifty Shades of Grey. This reported by The Hollywood Reporter. Jamie is currently fiming Adam Jones with Bradley Cooper in London. Looks like this next one will happen after FSOG next year. More Jamie Dornan to look forward to.
On Tuesday, it was announced that Dornan will star in Parallel Films’ upcoming geopolitical action thriller The Siege of Jadotville from writer Kevin Brodbin and first-time director Richie Smyth.
The film recounts the 1961 siege of 150 Irish U.N. troops in the Congo, now known as the Democratic Republic of Congo, after pro-Western warlord Moise Tshombe took control of the Katanga region, killing the democratically elected Congolese Prime Minister Patrice Lamumba. Belfast-born Dornan will play Commandant Pat Quinlan, the Irishman who led the U.N. battalion against a force of 3,000 local troops fighting alongside French and Belgian mercenaries.
“I can’t wait to get stuck into Jadotville,” said Dornan in a statement. “It’s an unbelievable story and Commandant Pat Quinlan is going to be a treat of a character to tackle. I’m a big fan of both Richie Smyth and [producer] Alan Moloney and I’m very much looking forward to working with them both.”
“I’m really excited to be working with Jamie on The Siege of Jadotville,” Smyth added in the statement. “I thought his performance in The Fall was sublime. He is perfectly cast in the lead role as Commandant Quinlan and has been instrumental in bringing this epic story to life.”
The film, which has been developed with the Irish Film Board and will be an official Ireland-South Africa co-production, is set to shoot in spring 2015 in Ireland and South Africa after Dornan finishes promoting Fifty Shades of Grey.
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