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‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Star Jamie Dornan Joins WWII Film ‘Anthropoid’

'Fifty Shades of Grey' Star Jamie Dornan Joins WWII Film 'Anthropoid'

Irish actor Jamie Dornan, currently on the big screen in “Fifty Shades of Grey” and on Netflix’s moody crime drama “The Fall,” has yet another project on his busy horizon.

Dornan is set to star opposite Cillian Murphy in Oscar-nominated director Sean Ellis’ (“Cashback,” “Metro Manila”) World War II picture “Anthropoid” about the real-life assassination attempt on SS general and Holocaust engineer Reinhard Heydrich. The film follows two Czech paratroopers tasked with taking out Reinhard, known in their homeland as “The Butcher of Prague.”

This year, Dornan will also shoot Netflix-acquired historical drama “Jadotville” as a UN commander who fell under siege in the Congo in 1961. The film debuts on the streaming service in 2016. Dornan also has roles in two films currently in post: an untitled John Wells chef comedy and Alexandre Aja’s mystery-thriller “The 9th Life of Louis Drax.” And of course, Dornan has the inevitable “Fifty Shades” sequel chores ahead.

Slated to kick off production this July in Prague, “Anthropoid” is written by Ellis and Anthony Frewin (“Colour Me Kubrick”) and produced by 22h22’s Leonard Glowinski, Anita Overland, Chris Curling, Krystof Mucha and David Ondricek.

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