Director James Marsh may have earned an Oscar for his documentary Man on Wire, but he’s no stranger to narrative features. He previously directed The King starring Gael Garcia Bernal and the crime drama Red Riding 1980. Vulture now reports that he’s got another fiction film up his sleeve and that Clive Owen is attached to star. Marsh tells Vulture that his new film “is much more like Red Riding, it’s a genre film, it’s a thriller.”
The untitled project (formerly titled Shadow Dancer) is set in Northern Ireland during the early 1990s and will co-star Andrea Riseborough (Never Let Me Go) as a former IRA terrorist turned informer. The film also stars Aidan Gillen (The Wire) Gillian Anderson (The X-Files). Shooting on the low-budget film is set to begin this May in Dublin.