Jamie Dornan ("Fifty Shades of Grey") and Cillian Murphy ("Sunshine") are set to star in the World War II thriller "Anthropoid" says ScreenDaily.
The title refers to the code-name for an Allied operation to assassinate a key Nazi official. In this case Reinhard Heydrich, the head of the SS and one of the main architects of The Holocaust. Two soldiers (trained by British forces) from Czechoslovakia’s army-in-exile were parachuted into their homeland to lead a mission against the Nazi nicknamed “The Butcher of Prague”.
Sean Ellis helms from a script he co-wrote with Anthony Frewin.
Léonard Glowinski, Anita Overland and Chris Curling will produce.
Production begins in Prague in July.