“Mosul” was launched on Netflix around Thanksgiving and became one of the most popular streaming movies in Europe and the Middle East.
Joe and Anthony Russo screamed on the Netflix action project “Mosul”, and its actors were reported to have received death threats from ISIS. “Mosul”, produced by the Russo brothers and directed by Matthew Michael Carnahan, premiered on Netflix on November 26, 2020, and subsequently became one of the most popular streaming movies in Europe and the Middle East. Starring Suhail Dabbach and Adam Bessa, “Mosul” is an Iraqi-language war thriller. It follows the task of the special police team and eliminates those who killed their loved ones. ISIS member.
“When I posted the movie on social media that it was about to be released, ISIS had a lot of things on the first day,”
Kanahan said that death threats have always been a “horrible by-product” of the movie’s high overseas ratings, and Joe Russo added that it was “definitely a disturbing experience for actors.”
Joe Russo said: “Invading your privacy is by no means a comfortable feeling, and receiving death threats from anonymous sources is really scary.” “We think it has been professionally conducted by Netflix and our own security team. deal with.”
During the production of “Mosul” in Morocco, the Russo brothers’ AGBO production company used TigerSwan security services to protect actors and staff from potential ISIS threats, and took additional measures to prevent the film’s ISIS storyline from leaking. After the movie was released and death threats increased, AGBO turned to TigerSwan again to ensure the safety of the actors.
“I will only say that we take this very seriously,” Anthony Russo told The Deadline. “We know this film is provocative and potentially dangerous to anyone involved. We took the highest security measures we can think of, and we became familiar with the process after making the Marvel film.”
Anthony continued: “This is a whole new level in terms of confidentiality.” “We did not distribute the script, we have the code name of the movie, and when we had to distribute the script, we removed all references to ISIS from the script, so They are never mentioned explicitly as in the movie. We have the best security guards working with us, but there is still danger, but we must shoot the film in Middle Eastern countries like in the Middle East. We have been exposed and must do our best Responsibility, but everyone thinks it’s worth the risk.”
According to Deadline: “Darbach’s family was also under similar terrible threats. His co-star Adam Besa played Adam Besa and the policeman recruited to the SWAT team. His Instagram page was Wipe clean, he was threatened on WhatsApp. These threats can be traced back to Turkey. The film’s financial companies AGBO, Netflix and 101 Studios all take it very seriously to instruct internal security forces to intervene and ensure everyone’s safety.”
“Mosul” is now playing on Netflix.