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Jamie Dornan is 50 shades of imperiled in Anthropoid, the upcoming thriller about the World War II mission to assassinate one of Hitler’s top men. Dornan and Cillian Murphy (Inception, The Dark Knight Rises) play soldiers from the Czech army-in-exile, who are parachuted into Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia for the top-secret mission to kill SS General Reinhard Heydrich, the Third Reich’s third-in-command, after Hitler and Himmler. Check out Yahoo Movies’ exclusive photos from the film, in theaters August 12.
Anthropoid, also starring Czech actress Anna Geislerová, was filmed on location in Prague, where the real Operation Anthropoid took place 72 years ago on May 27, 1942. Director Sean Ellis was inspired to make the film after watching a documentary about the true events and spent more than a decade researching Operation Anthropoid before production began. Star Dornan, on the other hand, didn’t know anything about the assassination until he read the script.
“The first I learned of Operation Anthropoid is when I read the script, and I was blown away by it,” Dornan said at last year’s Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. “I find fascinating that a story of that magnitude can exist and you not know about it. I thought it’s a very important story to be told and one I wanted to be involved in.”
Prior to its theatrical release from Bleecker Street, Anthropoid will open this year’s Karlovy Vary Film Festival on July 1.Jamie stills via The50ShadesWorld
Soda Pictures has acquired U.K. distribution rights on Miramax titles “The 9th Life of Louis Drax” and “Southside With You.”
“Louis Drax” marks the screenwriting debut of Max Minghella, whose acting credits include “The Social Network” and “The Internship.” Adapted from the Liz Jensen bestseller and directed by Alexandre Aja (“The Hills Have Eyes”), the film stars Jamie Dornan (“50 Shades of Grey”), Aaron Paul (“Breaking Bad”), Sarah Gadon (“Dracula Untold”), Oliver Platt (“X-Men: First Class”), Molly Parker (“House of Cards”), Barbara Hershey and Aiden Longworth (“A Christmas Story 2”) in the titular role.
“Louis Drax” tells the story of a brilliant doctor drawn into a mysterious web of reality and deception after the near fatal fall of 9-year-old Louis Drax.
Aja, Minghella, Tim Bricknell and Shawn Williamson produced with Miramax’s Zanne Devine and Rosanne Korenberg serving as executive producers. The film will open in U.K. theaters in September.
Thursday, May 26, 2016
From Screen Daily
War drama Anthropoid, starring Cillian Murphy (Peaky Blinders) and Jamie Dornan (Fifty Shades Of Grey), is to receive its world premiere as the opening film of the 51st Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (July 1-9).
The selection is an apt one for the festival set in the Czech spa town since the story centres on a major event in Czechoslovak history – the assassination of Nazi officer Reinhard Heydrich.
Dornan and Anthropoid director Sean Ellis (Metro Manila) will attend the opening alongside actors Charlotte Le Bon, Aňa Geislerová and Toby Jones.
The war thriller is based on the true story Operation Anthropoid, in which two Czech soldiers - played by Dornan and Murphy – were sent to assassinate the head of the SS in 1941. Heydrich was second only to Himmler and Hitler in the Third Reich’s hierarchy and main architect for the ‘Final Solution’.
“Since the film takes a look at a key event in Czechoslovak history, the assassination of Reichsprotektor Heydrich, we are glad that our festival will symbolically host its world premiere,” said KVIFF president Jiří Bartoška.
Anthropoid was filmed in the Czech Republic from July to September 2015, when Dornan and Ellis attended KVIFF to talk about the production.
The film will screen during KVIFF’s opening ceremony on July 1 at the Hotel Thermal and in two other public venues.
Anthropoid was produced by Mickey Liddell’s LD Entertainment, the outfit behind Liam Neeson survival thriller The Grey (2011) which is in post-production on Pablo Larraín’s Jackie (2017), starring Natalie Portman as Jacqueline Kennedy in the immediate aftermath of the JFK assassination.
Other producers include Pete Shilaimon as well as David Ondříček and Kryštof Mucha from Lucky Man Films (Czech Republic)
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ANTHROPOID is based on the extraordinary true story of “Operation Anthropoid,” the code name for the Czech operatives’ mission to assassinate SS officer Reinhard Heydrich.
Heydrich, the main architect behind the Final Solution, was the Reich’s third in command behind Hitler and Himmler and the leader of Nazi forces in Czechoslovakia. The film follows two soldiers from the Czech army-in-exile, Josef Gabčík (Cillian Murphy) and Jan Kubiš (Jamie Dornan), who are parachuted into their occupied homeland in December 1941. With limited intelligence and little equipment in a city under lock down, they must find a way to assassinate Heydrich, an operation that would change the face of Europe forever.
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Thursday, May 12, 2016
Bleecker Street has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Sean Ellis’ World War II drama, Anthropoid from LD Entertainment. The film is based on the true story of “Operation Anthropoid,” the code name for the Czech operatives’ mission to assassinate SS officer Reinhard Heydrich. It stars Peaky Blinders‘ Cillian Murphy and 50 Shades of Grey‘s Jamie Dornan.
It means the film goes up against the Weinstein Co.’s HHhH, about the same subject, which stars Rosamund Pike and Jack O’Connell.
Heydrich, the main architect behind the Final Solution, was the Reich’s third in command behind Hitler and Himmler and the leader of Nazi forces in Czechoslovakia. Anthropoid follows two soldiers from the Czech army-in-exile, Josef Gabčík (Murphy) and Jan Kubiš (Dornan), who are parachuted into their occupied homeland in December 1941. With limited intelligence and little equipment in a city under lock down, they must find a way to assassinate Heydrich, an operation that would change the face of Europe forever.
Directed by Sean Ellis (Metro Manila) from a screenplay by Ellis and Anthony Frewin, the film also stars Charlotte Le Bon, Ana Geislerová, Harry Lloyd, Bill Milner and Toby Jones. Mickey Liddell, Pete Shilaimon and Sean Ellis produced.
“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,” said Bleeker Street chief exec Andrew Karpen. “We’re proud to partner with Mickey and Pete on this film which we feel will resonate with adult audiences this summer.”
The deal was negotiated between Kent Sanderson of Bleecker Street with Avy Eschenasy on behalf of Bleecker Street and Eric Thompson, ICM Partners, and UTA Independent Film Group on behalf of the filmmakers.From Screen Daily
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.