Following his star-making turn in Fifty Shades Of Grey, Jamie Dornan is heading to war for Anthopoid, Variety reports that he’ll co-star with Cillian Murphy in the movie, with Sean Ellis writing and directing.
The movie ‘is about an assassination attempt on Reinhard Heydrich, an SS general who led the Nazi forces in Czechoslovakia, and gained the nickname “The Butcher of Prague.” Two soldiers from Czechoslovakia’s army in exile are trained by British forces, and parachuted into their homeland with the assignment, code-named Anthropoid, to kill Heydrich.’
It’s not clear when the movie will shoot, but Dornan will fit it in inbetween sequels Fifty Shades sequels.
It is oddly interesting that Ellis has cast two Irishmen to play Czechs being trained by the Brits, but perhaps Ireland and Czechoslovakia are more similar than you might think.
No, the Irish and the Czechs aren’t really similar. The Irish, cowards that they were, didn’t fight in World War II.