Jamie Dornan (“50 Shades of Grey”) and Cillian Murphy (“Sunshine”) are to lead the cast of Sean Ellis’ WWII thriller “Anthropoid”.
Much like “Valkyrie,” 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”.
Ellis helms from a script he co-wrote with Anthony Frewin. Leonard Glowinski, Anita Overland and Chris Curling will produce. Filming gets underway in Prague in July.