Jamie Dornan and Cillian Murphy to star in WWII thriller Anthropoid

The actors will play Czech soldiers charged with the task of killing SS general Reinhard Heydrich

Jamie Dornan has been cast in World War Two thriller Anthropoid opposite Peaky Blinders’ Cillian Murphy. 


The pair have will play two soldiers from Czechoslovakia’s army, who are trained by British forces and parachuted into their homeland with an assignment – code-named Anthropoid – to kill SS general Reinhard Heydrich. 

Heydrich, who was sometimes known as the Butcher of Prague, was responsible for leading Nazi forces into Czechoslovakian territory. 

Director Sean Ellis has penned the screenplay alongside Anthony Frewin.

Jamie Dornan has most recently been seen on the big screen as the lead in the box office hit Fifty Shades of Grey, and on television as serial killer Paul Spector in BBC2’s critically acclaimed series The Fall.  

Production on Anthropoid is set to begin in Prague this July.