Rebecca Hall is in talks to star as a former IRA terrorist who became an informant for MI5. When she is arrested for an aborted bombing attempt in London, she must reveal her past in order to see her children again. The character's brothers are also still involved in the IRA and her husband was killed by British security forces.
Novelist Tom Bradby adapted his own novel into the screenplay, which was featured on the U.K.'s Brit List, the British version of Hollywood's The Black List, which lists the hottest screenplays which haven't been produced yet. Man on Wire director James Marsh will direct the movie, which is currently in pre-production.
It wasn't said when shooting would start on Shadow Dancer.