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Weinstein Co. Acquires Star-Studded World War II-Era Thriller ‘HHhH’

Weinstein Co. Acquires Star-Studded World War II-Era Thriller 'HHhH'

The Weinstein Company, which found success with Quentin Tarantino’s Nazi-killing counter-history “Inglourious Basterds” (above) in 2009, is returning to the period with “HHhH,” director Cédric Jimenez’s World War II-era drama about the true-life pair of exiled operatives who assassinated Nazi official and Holocaust architect Reinhard Heydrich. The Weinstein Co. has acquired U.S. distribution rights for the film, based on Laurent Binet’s 2012 novel and currently in production in Budapest.

“HHhH,” whose title is shorthand for “Himmlers Hirn heisst Heydrich,” or “Himmler’s brain is called Heydrich,” follows Jozef Gabcík 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. The film, adapted by Jimenez, David Farr, and Audrey Diwan, stars Jason Clarke, Rosamund Pike, Jack O’Connell, and Mia Wasikowska.

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