Bleecker Street has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to Sean Ellis’ World War II drama “Anthropoid,” from LD Entertainment, the company announced Thursday.
“Anthropoid” is based on the true story of “Operation Anthropoid,” the code name for Czech operatives’ mission to assassinate SS officer Reinhard Heydrich. He was the Reich’s third in command behind Hitler and Himmler.
In addition to directing, Ellis wrote the screenplay with Anthony Frewin. “Anthropoid” is produced by Mickey Liddell, Pete Shilaimon and Ellis.
“Sean Ellis’ film drops you right into the center of resistance in WWII and takes viewers on an emotional ride all the way through its heart-stopping finale,” CEO of Bleecker Street Andrew Karpen said in a statement. “We’re proud to partner with Mickey and Pete on this film which we feel will resonate with adult audiences this summer.”
Kent Sanderson of Bleecker Street negotiated the deal with Avy Eschenasy on behalf of Bleecker Street and Eric Thompson, ICM Partners, and UTA Independent Film Group on behalf of the filmmakers.
No theatrical release date has been set as yet.