Second World War drama stars Cillian Murphy and Jamie Dornan.


Cillian Murphy and Jamie Dornan star in the Second World War true story about the plot to assassinate the chief architect of the Final Solution, Reinhard Heydrich.

Sean Ellis directed the LD Entertainment thriller from a screenplay he wrote with Anthony Frewin based on Operation Anthropoid, the top secret mission to kill the Reich’s third in command.

The film follows the two soldiers from the Czech army-in-exile who parachute into their occupied homeland in December 1941 in search of the Nazi.

Charlotte Le Bon, Ana Geislerová, Harry Lloyd, Bill Milner and Toby Jones round out the cast. LD Entertainment president Mickey Liddell produced with Pete Shilaimon and Ellis. 

Bleecker Street CEO Andrew Karpen said: “Sean Ellis’ film drops you right into the centre of resistance in WWII and takes viewers on an emotional ride all the way through its heart-stopping finale. We’re proud to partner with Mickey and Pete on this film which we feel will resonate with adult audiences this summer.”  

“It’s not often that we see this type of heroism on screen and we’re proud to share this powerful story of sacrifice and bravery with the world,” said Liddell. “Sean Ellis is a true auteur and has been one of the best partners we’ve had the privilege of working with. We’re excited to be in business with Bleecker Street as they share our passion for this film.”

Kent Sanderson and Avy Eschenasy brokered the deal on behalf of Bleecker Street with Eric Thompson of ICM Partners and UTA Independent Film Group for the film-makers.