Paul Anderson of 'Peaky Blinders' to star in WWII film 'Immortal'

June 14 (UPI) -- Peaky Blinders star Paul Anderson is set to star in upcoming World War II action film Immortal, from director Jalmari Helander (Rare Exports, Big Game).

Immortal takes place in 1945 and follows an ex-soldier who discovers gold in the wilderness of Lapland, Finland, played by Jorma Tommila.


The ex-solider tries to bring the gold into the city where he encounters a squadron of Nazi soldiers, lead by Anderson. A battle then ensues for the treasure.

The film will begin production in Lapland in September. Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions has world distribution rights outside Nordic, with Nordisk Film has taken rights.

Petri Jokrianta is producing through Subzero Film Entertainment with Mike Goodridge, Gregory Ouanhon and Antonio Salas executive producing.

"To make an action film in Finland has been a dream of mine since I was 10-years-old. Finally I am in a situation where I can fulfill my dream and make an epic, action-packed survival story which takes place in World War II," Helander said in a statement.

Anderson stars as Arthur Shelby in Peaky Blinders. The crime drama will end with its upcoming sixth season.


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