We have the first trailer for the exciting thriller Shadow Dancer, the new film from Oscar winning director James Marsh which stars Andrea Riseborough and Clive Owen.
The film is the gala screening at the Belfast Film Festival and will also be screening at the end of this month at the EIFF. It’s due for general release by Paramount Pictures on August 25, 2012.
Single mother Collette McVeigh (Riseborough) is a Republican living in Belfast with her mother and hardliner IRA brothers. When she is arrested for her part in an aborted IRA bomb plot in London, an MI5 officer Mac (Owen) offers her a choice: lose everything and go to prison for 25 years or return to Belfast to spy on her own family.
With her son’s life in her hands, Collette chooses to place her trust in Mac and return home, but when her brothers’ secret operation is ambushed, suspicions of an informant are raised and Collette finds both herself and her family in grave danger.
The film is based on the novel by Tom Bradby whcih was written during his time as a TV correspondent in Northern Ireland in the 1990s. Bradby adapted his novel for the big screen.