Matthew Michael Carnahan’s Gritty Iraq Drama ‘Mosul’ Acquired By 101 Studios In U.S. Deal

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Exclusive: 101 Studios has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Mosul, the Matthew Michael Carnahan-directed drama that is the among the first films generated by Agbo, the monied production company launched by Avengers: Endgame directors Joe and Anthony Russo. Agbo financed the film, and produced with Condé Nast Entertainment.

Carnahan wrote the script based on a Luke Mogelson article in the New Yorker about an elite police unit made up almost entirely of native sons of Mosul and their desperate fight, block-by-block, to reclaim their city from Isis. All of the men bear physical and emotional scars from having lost loved ones to the terror group — one carries video of his older brother’s beheading by Isis — so they have no shortage of motivation for their thankless heroic job. Mosul was shot in secret this past spring on location in the Middle East by Oscar-winning cinematographer Mauro Fiore (Avatar
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