“Fifty Shades of Grey” star Jamie Dornan is striking while the iron is hot, so to speak, as he has signed on to star opposite Cillian Murphy in the World War II thriller “Anthropoid,” it was announced Monday.
Sean Ellis (“Cashback”) will direct the film, which examines the assassination attempt on Nazi general Reinhard Heydrich, aka “The Butcher of Prague,” who many believed would succeed Adolf Hitler. Dornan and Murphy will play a pair of Czech soldiers tasked with the deadly mission.
Ellis co-wrote the script with Stanley Kubrick‘s former assistant Anthony Frewin, who is now a novelist.
Leonard Glowinski is producing for 22h22 alongside Anita Overland and Chris Curling. Krystof Mucha and David Ondricek will co-produce for Lucky Man Films.
Altitude Film Sales will handle international sales for the film, which will start production in July in Prague.
Dornan is currently preparing to shoot the drama “Jadotville,” which will premiere on Netflix in 2016. He’s represented by UTA.