It has been announced today that Anthropoid starring Cillian Murphy and Jamie Dornan has been given a UK release date.
Anthropoid, which is set for UK release on Friday, September 9th, 2016 is written and directed by British filmmaker Sean Ellis (Metro Manilla).
Starring alongside Murphy and Dornan is Toby Jones, Charlotte LeBon, Harry Lloyd and Bill Milner.
The official synopsis reads;
ANTHROPOID is based on the extraordinary true story of the World War II operation to assassinate Nazi commanding officer Reinhard Heydrich. Heydrich was the Reich’s third in command after Hitler and Himmler; he was the main architect behind the Final Solution and the leader of Nazi forces in Czechoslovakia. Nicknamed “The Butcher of Prague,” his reign of terror and brutality prompted Czech authorities in London to hatch a top-secret mission, codenamed “Operation Anthropoid,” which would change history forever.
One of the most terrifying and thrilling stories of World War II, ANTHROPOID 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 locked down under Nazi occupation, they must find a way to assassinate Heydrich, the man many saw as Adolf Hitler’s natural successor.