Bleecker Street Media have released the new trailer for the upcoming WWII drama titled Anthropoid. The period war drama is actually a reference to Operation Anthropoid, the code-name for the assassination mission in Czechoslovakia to take out The Reich’s third in command after Hitler and Himmler, SS General Reinhard Heydrich. Actor Cillian Murphy stars as one of the Allied soldiers helping carry out the top-secret mission. He’s joined by a cast including Jamie Dornan, Harry Lloyd, Charlotte Le Bon, Toby Jones and Bill Milner. This looks like a very intricate and tense thriller. Have a look at the high-octane trailer below:
Based on the extraordinary true story of Operation Anthropoid, the WWII mission to assassinate SS General Reinhard Heydrich, the main architect behind the Final Solution and the Reich’s third in command after Hitler and Himmler. Anthropoid is directed by English filmmaker Sean Ellis, of the films Metro Manila, The Broken and Cashback previously. The screenplay is written by Anthony Frewin and Sean Ellis. The film will premiere at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival in the Czech Republic this summer. Bleecker Street Media will release Anthropoid in select US theaters on August 12th later this summer.