Bleecker Street’s unveiled a new trailer and poster for the dramatic film Anthropoid starring Cillian Murphy (Peaky Blinders) and Jamie Dornan (Fifty Shades franchise, The Fall). Based on a true story, Anthropoid was directed by Sean Ellis from a script he co-wrote with Anthony Frewin. The cast also includes Charlotte Le Bon, Anna Geislerová, Harry Lloyd, Alena Mihulová, Marcin Dorociński, Bill Milner, Sam Keeley, Jiří Simek, Mish Boyko, Václav Neuzil, Andrej Polák, and Toby Jones. Anthropoid opens in theaters on August 12, 2016.
The Plot: Anthropoid is based on the extraordinary true story of “Operation Anthropoid,” the code name for the Czechoslovakian 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 Czechoslovakian army-in-exile, Josef Gabčík (Murphy) and Jan Kubis (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.