Clive Owen (Children of Men), Andrea Riseborough (Made in Dagenham) and Gillian Anderson (The Last King of Scotland) will join Irish actor Aidan Gillen (Wake Wood) for new feature, ‘Shadow Dancer’, set to film in Ireland next month. The spy thriller, written by Tom Bradby (Have I Got News for You) and directed by Oscar Winner James Marsh (Man on Wire) will shoot on location in Dublin.
’Shadow Dancer’ will be based on Tom Bradby’s novel of the same name which centres on Colette McVeigh, a republican terrorist whose family are heavily involved with the IRA. An informer for MI5, Collete is arrested in a failed bombing attempt in London and is given the choice of naming her associates or spending the rest of her life in jail.
The feature is a Unanimous Entertainment/Element Pictures co-production and is to be produced by Unanimous Entertainment’s Chris Coen (Funny Games) alongside Element Pictures’ Ed Guiney (This Must be the Place) and Andrew Lowe (The Guard) with BBC Films’ Joe Oppenheimer executive producing. The film’s budget is TBC but funding has been received by BBC Films, the Irish Film Board, the British Film Institute.
The film’s cinematographer is Rob Hardy (Boy A) whilst the Irish costume designer on board is Lorna Marie Mugan (Treasure Island) and production designer is Jon Henson (Last Chance Harvey).
Further production details for the feature will be announced on IFTN in the coming weeks.