Jamie Dornan, the star of hit erotic film Fifty Shades Of Grey, as well as acclaimed television series The Fall where he plays a serial killer, is now set to play a soldier in a World War II film.
The movie, which bears the title of Anthropoid, will tell the real life story of Czech soldier Jan Kubis, played by Dornan. Together with fellow soldier Jozef Gabcik, the pair are dispatched on a mission to Prague, where they must kill Reinhard Heydrich, one of the originators of the Holocaust. In real life, the mission was given the code name "Operation Anthropoid," hence the movie's title.
Fellow Irish actor Cillian Murphy, who rose to fame with his role in 28 Days Later, as well as in playing Scarecrow in Nolan's Batman trilogy, will be joining Dornan in the film as Gabcick.
Speaking about this new role, Dornan said, “The first I learned of ‘Operation Anthropoid’ was when I read the script. I was blown away by it. Playing a real person — I think as an actor you are desperate to do that when you can if it’s a story that moves you.”
The movie will start production in a few weeks and will be filmed on location in the Czech Republic. Sean Ellis is set to direct.