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Rosamund Pike, Mia Wasikowska, Jason Clarke, Jack O’Connell & Jack Reynor To Star In Nazi Drama ‘HHHH’

Rosamund Pike, Mia Wasikowska, Jason Clarke, Jack O’Connell & Jack Reynor To Star In Nazi Drama ‘HHHH’

A star-studded lineup of promising actors and great material… how could this go wrong? But remember, as “Child 44” taught us, anything is possible. So while this sounds awesome, we’ve got our guard up…

Variety reports that Jason Clarke, Jack O’Connell, Mia Wasikowska, Rosamund Pike and Jack Reynor will star in “HHHH,” a title which will surely give some marketing team an interesting headache to overcome. Based on the novel by Laurent Binet and adapted by director Cedric Jimenez (“The Connection” starring Jean Dujardin) along with David Farr and Audrey Diwan, the film will tell the story of Nazi Reinhard Heydrich, who was the mastermind of the “Final Solution” and was assassinated by two resistance paratroopers. Here’s the book synopsis:

HHhH: “Himmlers Hirn heisst Heydrich,” or “Himmler’s brain is called Heydrich.” The most lethal man in Hitler’s cabinet, Reinhard Heydrich seemed indestructible—until two exiled operatives, a Slovak and a Czech, killed him and changed the course of history.
In Laurent Binet’s mesmerizing debut, we follow Jozef Gabčík and Jan Kubiš from their dramatic escape from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia to their fatal attack on Heydrich and their own brutal deaths in the basement of a Prague church. A seamless blend of memory, actuality, and Binet’s own remarkable imagination, HHhH is at once thrilling and intellectually engrossing—a fast-paced novel of the Second World War that is also a profound meditation on the debt we owe to history.

Production will begin in August —here’s hoping this one lives up to the potential on the page.

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