Bloom will introduce “Jadotville” to foreign buyers at Berlin next week. Domestic rights are being repped by UTA Independent Film Group.
Smyth is directing from a script by Kevin Brodbin with Alan Moloney producing under his Parallel Films banner. “Jadotville” is an Irish-South African co-production, which will begin shooting in the spring in South Africa.
Dornan stars as Pat Qunlan, an Irish commandant who leads a stand-off with troops against French and Belgian mercenaries in the Congo during in 1961. Canet will portray a French commander.
Canet’s credits include “Tell No One” and “A Better Life.”
Smyth is represented by UTA and Canet is represented by CAA/UBBA.