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Rosamund Pike, Jason Clarke & others set to star in WWII drama HHHH

05.07.2015

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French director Cédric Jimenez (THE CONNECTION, AUX YEUX DE TOUS) has landed several great actors and actresses for his next movie. Variety is reporting that Rosamund Pike, Jason Clarke, Jack O'Connell, Jack Reynor and Mia Wasikowska are set to star in HHHH, a World War II-set drama based on the Laurent Binet historical novel of the same name.

HHHH will follow Operation Anthropoid, the assassination of high ranking Nazi official Reinhard Heydrich, which was carried out by Czech and Slovak-born paratroopers Jan Kubiš and Jozef Gabčík. Jason Clarke has been cast as Heydrich, and Rosamund Pike will play his wife aristocrat wife, Lina Heydrich. Jack O'Connell and Jack Reynor will star as the two paratroopers, while Mia Wasikowska will portray a Czech resistance fighter. Cédric Jimenez adapted Laurent Binet's book with his THE CONNECTION co-writer Audrey Diwan and HANNA scribe David Farr.

Book description from Amazon:

HHhH: “Himmlers Hirn heisst Heydrich,” or “Himmler’s brain is called Heydrich.” The most lethal man in Hitler’s cabinet, Reinhard Heydrich seemed indestructible—until two exiled operatives, a Slovak and a Czech, killed him and changed the course of history.

In Laurent Binet’s mesmerizing debut, we follow Jozef Gabčík and Jan Kubiš from their dramatic escape from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia to their fatal attack on Heydrich and their own brutal deaths in the basement of a Prague church. A seamless blend of memory, actuality, and Binet’s own remarkable imagination, HHhH is at once thrilling and intellectually engrossing—a fast-paced novel of the Second World War that is also a profound meditation on the debt we owe to history.

A release date hasn't been announced yet, but Cédric Jimenez will reportedly start production this August in Prague and Budapest, so the drama will likely hit theaters sometime in 2016. Are you interested in checking out HHHH?

Source: Variety

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