We have a new poster for James Marsh’s Shadow Dancer starring Clive Owen and Andrea Riseborough. Set in 1990s Belfast, a woman (Riseborough) is forced to betray all she believes in for the sake of her son.
When a widowed mother (and active member of the IRA) is arrested in an aborted bomb plot, she falls into the hands of a British intelligence officer (Owen). After the MI5 agent offers her an ultimatum, she must make hard choices to protect her son in this heart-wrenching thriller.
The hotly anticipated film already screened at Sundance to great acclaim and has just screened, out of competition, at the Berlinale. We’re still waiting on an official trailer, but a couple of German film sites have a clip. Simply titled “Dec”, it’s Riseborough and Owen in the back of a car as he gives her instructions and it speaks to the quiet power of these two actors. It’s riveting.
Shadow Dancer stars along with Owen and Riseborough, Aidan Gillen (The Wire, Game of Thrones), Domhnall Gleeson (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 1 and part 2 and son of Brendan) and Gillian Anderson.
And luckily, I will not have to eat my keyboard as ATO Pictures has acquired the North American distribution rights to Shadow Dancer. We'll keep you posted on release dates.