Jamie Dornan, who can currently be seen in theaters in Fifty Shades of Grey, has been tapped to star in World War II thriller Anthropoid.

Jamie Dornan’s World War II Film

In Anthropoid, Dornan will play one of two Czech soldiers who are tasked with the mission of assassinating SS general and probable Hitler successor Reinhard Heydrich, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Cillian Murphy has been cast as the other soldier on the mission to assassinate “The Butcher of Prague.”

Directing the WWII film is the Oscar and BAFTA-nominated Sean Ellis. Ellis co-wrote the screenplay for Anthropoid with A True…ish Story writer Anthony Frewin. Leonard Glowinski, Anita Overland and Chris Curling are producing.

Production will kick off in Prague in 2015.

In addition to Anthropoid, Dornan’s projects outside Fifty Shades of Grey include the drama Jadotville, in which he plays U.N. commander Patrick Quinlan, who was caught under siege in what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1961. Netflix has acquired the rights to the film and will debut it sometime in 2016.

Though reports have suggested that Dornan won’t be reprising the part of Christian Grey in the potential sequels, the actor’s rep has stated he will be on board should the remaining books in E.L. James‘ trilogy be adapted for the big screen.

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