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Netflix Buys ‘The Division’ Starring Jake Gyllenhaal & Jessica Chastain; David Leitch To Direct



At Unisoft’s annual E3 presentation, the gaming publisher announced The Division film, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Chastain would be coming to Netflix.

The streaming giant bought the rights to the fan favourite Tom Clancy game which is being adapted into a live action film. Also announced was that David Leitch (Deadpool 2, Hobbs & Shaw) would direct.

The story follows an a pandemic virus that is transmitted by a virus planted on banknotes on Black Friday. The virus sweeps through New York City. The disease, known as “Green Poison” or “The Dollar Flu”, causes widespread chaos, and Manhattan is placed under quarantine. The U.S. Government activates sleeper agents in the population who operate for the Strategic Homeland Division, or simply “the Division”, to assist emergency responders, now called the Joint Task Force (JTF), in restoring order.

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