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Check Out Jamie Dornan and Cillian Murphy as WWII Paratroopers in 'Anthropoid'

29 July 2015 8:07 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

The first image is up from writer/director/cinematographer Sean Ellis' ("Metro Manila," "Cashback") "Anthropoid," now filming in Czech Republic. Set in 1941, the World War II picture stars Cillian Murphy and Jamie Dornan and centers on the real-life assassination attempt on SS general and Holocaust engineer Reinhard Heydrich. The film follows two Czech paratroopers tasked with taking out Reinhard, known in their homeland as "The Butcher of Prague." Read More: Netflix War Drama 'Jadotville' Lines Up Macho Cast "Anthropoid" is written by Ellis and Anthony Frewin ("Colour Me Kubrick") and produced by 22h22's Leonard Glowinski, Anita Overland, Chris Curling, Krystof Mucha and David Ondricek. »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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First Image Released of Jamie Dornan, Cillian Murphy in ‘Anthropoid’

29 July 2015 4:54 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London – The first image has been released from the World War II movie “Anthropoid,” which is headlined by “Fifty Shades of Grey” star Jamie Dornan and Cillian Murphy. Director Sean Ellis is shooting the film on location in the Czech Republic.

New cast members to sign up to the production include Toby Jones (“Infamous,” “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”), Harry Lloyd (“The Theory of Everything,” “Game of Thrones”), Bill Milner (“X-Men: First Class,” “Son of Rambow”), Alena Mihulova (“Krava,” “Nevinnost”) and Sam Keeley (“Adam Jones,” “Jadotville”). They join the previously announced cast members Charlotte Le Bon (“Yves Saint Laurent,” “Bastille Day”) and Anna Geislerova (“Something Like Happiness,” “Zelary”).

The movie is set in 1941, when Czechoslovakia was occupied by Nazi forces, governed by SS General Reinhard Heydrich, nicknamed “The Butcher of Prague.” His reign of terror against the Czech resistance led Allied authorities in London to hatch a mission to assassinate him. »

- Leo Barraclough

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Cannes Film Review: ‘The Brand New Testament’

17 May 2015 6:45 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In the beginning, things went a bit differently than the Good Book would have us believe — or at least, that’s the playful conceit behind Jaco Van Dormael’s “The Brand New Testament,” an irreverent (but otherwise harmless) ontological satire that puts a cartoonish spin on the Christian origin story. Incidentally, Van Dormael has volunteered an alternate creation myth of some kind in all four of his features (which also include “Toto the Hero,” “The Eighth Day” and “Mr. Nobody”), only this time, the Belgian idea-meister goes as far as to target God directly, “outing” Him as kind of a jerk who lives in Brussels and sits at His personal computer, conjuring natural disasters as a way of staving off boredom. When his daughter rebels and decides to simultaneously enlighten everyone on earth, all hell breaks loose, and the narrative starts to lose its thread, unspooling zany consequences that ought to convert skeptical distributors worldwide. »

- Peter Debruge

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Jamie Dornan & Cillian Murphy will try to assassinate a Nazi in Anthropoid

3 March 2015 12:33 AM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

It's been announced that Fifty Shades Of Grey actor Jamie Dornan will star opposite Cillian Murphy in Anthropoid, a World War II thriller from Cashback director Sean Ellis. Dornan and Murphy will play a pair of Czech soldiers who were involved with the 1942 assassination of high ranking Nazi official Reinhard Heydrich, also known as "The Butcher of Prague." Sean Ellis co-wrote the script with novelist and former Stanley Kubrick assistant Anthony Frewin, and the »

- Jesse Giroux

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‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Star Jamie Dornan Will Try to Kill a Nazi in WWII Thriller ‘Anthropoid’

2 March 2015 10:56 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

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. Also Read: ‘Fifty Shades’ Sequel? Universal Not Talking but There Are 245 Million Reasons to Say Yes Ellis co-wrote the. »

- Jeff Sneider

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'Fifty Shades of Grey' Star Jamie Dornan Joins WWII Film 'Anthropoid'

2 March 2015 9:35 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Irish actor Jamie Dornan, currently on the big screen in "Fifty Shades of Grey" and on Netflix's moody crime drama "The Fall," has yet another project on his busy horizon. Dornan is set to star opposite Cillian Murphy in Oscar-nominated director Sean Ellis' ("Cashback," "Metro Manila") World War II picture "Anthropoid" about the real-life assassination attempt on SS general and Holocaust engineer Reinhard Heydrich. The film follows two Czech paratroopers tasked with taking out Reinhard, known in their homeland as "The Butcher of Prague." This year, Dornan will also shoot Netflix-acquired historical drama "Jadotville" as a Un commander who fell under siege in the Congo in 1961. The film debuts on the streaming service in 2016. Dornan also has roles in two films currently in post: an untitled John Wells chef comedy and Alexandre Aja's mystery-thriller "The 9th Life of Louis Drax." And of course, »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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Jamie Dornan Cast in WWII Drama Anthropoid After Fifty Shades Success

2 March 2015 4:05 AM, PST | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Not just a one hit wonder! Coming off of the success of Fifty Shades of Grey, leading man Jamie Dornan has already been cast in a new film. The Irish actor, 32, who portrayed kinky billionaire Christian Grey, will next appear in a World War II drama Anthropoid, The Guardian reports.  Dornan will play a Czechoslovakian soldier involved in the real-life assassination attempt on SS officer Reinhard Heydrich. The film is being directed by Brit Sean Ellis, who is best known for his independent films Cashback and [...] »

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Jamie Dornan to lead WWII thriller

2 March 2015 1:51 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Sean Ellis to direct, Cillian Murphy to co-star in assassination film.

Jamie Dornan and Cillian Murphy are to lead cast in WWII thriller Anthropoid, about the attempted assassination of prominent Nazi official Reinhard Heydrich.

The film’s title refers to the code-name for the Allied operation to assassinate Heydrich, the head of the SS who was one of the main architects of the Holocaust and was widely considered number three in the Nazi ranks behind Hitler and Himmler .

Operation Anthropoid was led by two soldiers (trained by British forces) from Czechoslovakia’s army-in-exile who were parachuted into their homeland to carry out the mission against the Nazi nicknamed “The Butcher of Prague”.

Oscar and BAFTA-nominated British filmmaker Sean Ellis (Metro Manila, Cashback) will direct from a script co-written by Ellis with Anthony Frewin (Colour Me Kubrick: A True…ish Story).

Producers are Leonard Glowinski (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly) for 22h22, Anita Overland ([link »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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