20 July 2016

Cillian Murphy and Jamie Dornan in 'Anthropoid'

Irish actors Cillian Murphy and Jamie Dornan head the cast in Anthropoid, based on the true story of a pair of Czech and Slovak-born soldiers in exile who were parachuted into their homeland to assassinate leading Nazi Reinhard Heydrich in World War II.

The film has an Irish and UK cinema release date of 9 September and opens in the US on 12 August.

Meanwhile Jack Reynor and Jack O'Connell - both also actors with Irish family backgrounds - play the same pair of assassins in a forthcoming adaptation of HHhH, French author Laurent Binet's acclaimed 2010 novel. The film is currently in post-production.