HHhH Gets New Poster, Czech Release Date
Less than a year after the release of the Reinhard Heydrich assassination film Anthropoid, another Heydrich movie is slated for release in the Czech Republic and Slovakia to coincide with the 75th anniversary of the WWII event.
HHhH will be released on May 25 in both territories, which will be among the first in the world to receive the film. A US release date has yet to be announced, while the film will bow on June 7 in France. The above poster was issued by the French distributor.
Heydrich was assassinated in Prague on June 4, 1942.
While Anthropoid told the story of the assassins, HHhH will instead turn the focus to Heydrich himself, who was only briefly glimpsed in the 2016 film. Jason Clarke (Everest) stars as the Nazi commander, with Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl) as his wife.
In supporting roles, Jack O’Connell (Unbroken) and Jack Reynor (Free Fire) star as the RAF-trained Czech resistance fighters Jan Kubiš and Jozef Gabčík, who led the assassination plot.
French director Cédric Jimenez has adapted the novel of the same name by Laurence Binet.
While IMDb still calls the film The Man with the Iron Heart, local distributor Bontonfilm lists it under its original title, HHhH, an acronym for Himmlers Hirn heißt Heydrich ("Himmler's brain is called Heydrich"). In Slovakia, the film is being called Heydrich: Muž so železným srdcom (Heydrich: The Man with the Iron Heart).
Confusingly, The Man with the Iron Heart is the title of another novel about the Heydrich assassination - a fictional account in which Heydrich survives the attempt and takes control of the Nazi regime after Hitler's death.
While Anthropoid was shot on location in Prague, HHhH was primarily shot in Hungary, with exterior location work completed in the Czech capital.
While the European release is just two months away, a trailer for the film has yet to be unveiled.