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Jamie Dornan and Cillian Murphy's war drama Anthropoid world premiere date set

By Claire Williamson

Published 26/05/2016

Cillian Murphy and Jamie Dornan.
Cillian Murphy and Jamie Dornan.
Anthropoid Geislerova and Murphy
Anthropoid Jamie Dornan and Charlotte Le Bon

Jamie Dornan's new war drama film will get its world premiere at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in July.

The Fifty Shades of Grey star from Holywood, Co Down stars alongside Peaky Blinders' Cillian Murphy in the movie which centre on the plot to kill SS beast Reinhard Heydrich, one of the architects of the Holocaust.

Two soldiers (played by Dornan and Murphy) from the Czech Army in exile were trained by the British and parachuted into their homeland on a mission - codenamed Anthropoid - to assassinate Heydrich.

Jamie's character Jan Kubis is one of the two assassins who fatally wounded Heydrich in 1942. They took their own lives later after being cornered and besieged in a church.

The Nazis took revenge and slaughtered 5,000 people from two villages in the aftermath.

Screen Daily reports Dornan and Anthropoid director Sean Ellis will attend the opening alongside actors Charlotte Le Bon, Aňa Geislerová and Toby Jones.

The film festival takes place from July 1-9 with Anthropoid's screening taking place during the opening ceremony on July 1.

President of the Karlovy Vary IFF Jiří Bartoška said: “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."

Anthropoid was produced by Mickey Liddell’s LD Entertainment, the team behind Liam Neeson's 2011 survival thriller The Grey.

Dornan is currently filming the next installment of the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy where he plays billionaire Christian Grey.

Meanwhile fans of BBC drama The Fall are eagerly anticipating the drama's third series to find out the fate of his serial killer character Paul Spector.

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