Rosamund Pike feature to film in Prague and Budapest
According to Variety, the feature explores the rise and fall of Reinhard Heydrich in Nazi Germany, with Clarke playing the pivotal role of the high-ranking Nazi officer. O’Connell and Reynor play the two assassins who killed him in 1942.
The producers are Alain Goldman of Legende Films and Simon Istoainen of Adama Pictures - both Paris based production companies - along with Benjaim Drouin. Cédric Jimenez directs from a screenplay he wrote with David Farr and Audrey Diwan, based on Laurent Binet’s original novel. HHhH is an acronym for Himmlers Hirn heißt Heydrich, which translates as “Himmler’s brain is called Heydrich”, said to be a joke among Nazi officers at the time.
Goldman told Variety that “the project was meant to highlight a chapter of Nazi Germany history seldom covered in films, as well as modernize the genre thanks to the cast, script and Jimenez”.