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WWII Drama 'Anthropoid,' Starring Cillian Murphy, gets a Release Date

HaydnSpurrell HaydnSpurrell World War II drama Anthropoid, which stars Jamie Dornan and Cillian Murphy, has been set for an August 12 release in the U.S.

Distributor Bleecker Street announced the date on Friday, which is the 73th anniversary of Operation Anthropoid, which took place on May 27, 1942.

The film is based off of said operation, which his the codename for the Czech operatives' mission to assassinate SS officer Reinhard Heydrich. The film details two soldiers from the Czech army-in-exile, who are parachuted into their occupied homeland in December of 1941.

The two must find a way to assassinate Heydrich, with limited intel and little equipment in a city under lockdown. Sean Ellis directs from a script by Anthony Frewin.

Source: Variety

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