Jamie Dornan and Cillian Murphy star in the upcoming drama “Anthropoid” about the World War II mission to assassinate one of Hitler’s top men. Yahoo! Movies released a slew of new images which include the two actors, Czech actress Anna Geislerová, Charlotte Le Bon, Toby Jones and on set shots of director Sean Ellis.
Dornan plays Jan Kubiš, a Czech soldier on a mission to assassinate a Nazi general and Murphy is Czech war hero Josef Gabčík. Set in 1941, the film follows the men tasked with taking out SS General Reinhard Heydrich, the Third Reich’s third-in-command and known as “The Butcher of Prague.”
In the images, Dornan is seen in a grey sweater and navy slacks holding a rifle, he’s also seen in a grey pin-stripped suit sitting next to Murphy wearing a brown suit and having a drink, another image shows Murphy elbow-deep in water looking over a corner while holding a gun. Geislerová is seen in a dark dress eyeing Murphy, the actress plays a resistance fighter in the film. Check out all the images at Yahoo!
The film was shot on location in Prague, where the real Operation Anthropoid took place. The director was inspired to create the project after he watched a documentary about the event, spending more than a decade researching the topic.
The drama is written by Ellis and Anthony Frewin and produced by 22h22’s Leonard Glowinski, Anita Overland, Chris Curling, Krystof Mucha and David Ondricek.
“Anthropoid” will be released in theaters on August 12.