Jamie Dornan and Cillian Murphy are to begin filming the World War II true story thriller Anthropoid on July 13 in Prague.
Deadline.com says the film tells the story of the mission to kill SS head Reinhard Heydrich, known as “The Butcher of Prague”.
Two soldiers from Czechoslovakia’s army-in-exile returned to Prague to carry out the mission.
Sean Ellis (Metro Manila) will direct the film, which takes its title from the Allied code-name for the assassination mission.
Ellis co-wrote the script with Anthony Frewin (Colour Me Kubrick: A True…ish Story).
In an interview with ScreenDaily.com in March, Ellis said that the story was “of great national pride” in the Czech Republic and that it was “time to tell the world that story”.