ON THE back of Fifty Shades of Grey’s opening weekend success, Netflix have acquired the world premiere of Jamie Dornan's next film The Siege of Jadotville.
The forthcoming film is based on the siege of Jadotville in 1961, which saw an Irish UN battalion come under attack by 3,000 Congolese troops.
The Congolese troops were led by French and Belgian mercenaries working for mining companies.
Dornan will play Commandant Patrick Quinlan, who led the UN battalion.
The film is being produced by Alan Maloney of Irish production company Parallel Films, and is expected to be released in theaters in time to meet Oscar deadlines.
It will premier on Netflix in 2016.
Meanwhile, Dornan’s current film Fifty Shades of Grey dominated Valentine’s weekend, as it became the biggest 18-rated film launch to date across Ireland and Britain.
During this period it was screened 4,630 times by Odeon cinemas, in 120 venues.
Around 300,000 people saw the movie at a Vue cinema on Valentine’s Day, with the film taking a total of £13.4million in it’s opening weekend.