First Image Of Jamie Dornan And Cillian Murphy In Anthropoid

As more cast members are announced for the World War II thriller


by James White |
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After first hearing about it in March, we now have the initial look at Jamie Dornan and Cillian Murphy in director Sean Ellis’s World War II thriller **Anthropoid{ =nofollow}.

Ellis wrote the script with Anthony Frewin and is directing the real-life story about the attempted assassination of a prominent Nazi official. The title refers to the codename for the Allied operation to take down Reinhard Heydrich, the high-ranking SS officer who helped oversee the Holocaust. Seen as the number three Nazi – behind Hitler and Himmler – he was naturally a target for assassination. The men chosen for the task were Czechoslovakian army soldiers in exile (Dornan and Murphy), recruited and trained by British forces to parachute into their homeland and target the man known as The Butcher Of Prague.

Already aboard alongside the leading pair are Charlotte Le Bon and Anna Geislerová, with the cast swelling before production began to include Toby Jones, Harry Lloyd, Bill Milner, Alena Mihulová and Sam Keeley. Anthropoid is busily being touted for sale to distributors and should be on screens next year. The same subject matter, albeit given a different slant, will also be tackled in the Jack O'Connell/Jack Reynor-starring HHhH. Rival wartime thrillers, start your engines...

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