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Billed a spy thriller, Shadow Dancer is set to shoot in Dublin at the end of May and is co-produced by BBC Films,and Element Films. Paramount Pictures has pre-bought U.K. rights to James Marsh’s, Shadow Dancer starring Clive Owen, Andrea Riseborough, Aidan Gillen and Gillian Anderson
It details the story of a young mother and her family who get heavily involved in the IRA movement following the loss of her younger brother at the hands of the British security forces. Owen plays an MI5 officer who recruits the young mother played by Riseborough’s after she is arrested following an aborted bombing attempt in London.
James Marsh directs from a first time script by journalist and novelist Tom Bradby, who wrote the original book of the same name.
BBC Films’ Joe Oppenheimer will be executive producer and produced by Andrew Lowe and Ed Guiney of Element Pictures.
Shadow Dancer is backed by BBC Films, U.K. Film Council, Irish Film Board, Lip Sync, and Paramount Pictures.
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