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British director Sean Ellis films his new movie 'Anthropoid' in Prague

Monday, August 17, 2015 - 01:17

British director Sean Ellis hopes a new generation will engage with his WWII movie 'Anthropoid.'' Bob Mezan reports.

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Production is underway in Prague on the set of British film director Sean Ellis' new movie 'Anthropoid.' Ellis' film is based on a real historical event remembered as one of the most important and emotional moments in World War II Czech history - the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich - a high ranking German Nazi official. SOUNDBITE: Sean Ellis saying (English): "I was fascinated by this story just from the true events that happened and it felt like a movie to me. It's so dramatic and has all the sort of things you would want from a movie, it is very thrilling and exciting and ultimately there's lot at stake for the people involved and I thought, it was a story I know that has been done before on film, but I thought that a new generation should see this film and so I wanted to sort of modernize it and update it." The streets of Prague have been transformed into a World War II-era set for the film, which features "Fifty Shades of Grey" star Jamie Dornan and "Inception" actor Cillian Murphy, who play soldiers who take part in the assassination operation. The film is slated for a spring 2016 release.

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British director Sean Ellis films his new movie 'Anthropoid' in Prague

Monday, August 17, 2015 - 01:17