The film is based on the novel ‘Shadow Dancer’ by Tom Bradby, and will be helmed by ‘Man On Wire’ director James Marsh, reports website Movieweb.
Marsh told the site: “It’s a genre film, it’s a thriller. It’s very exciting to be doing something like that now, to have that kind of canvas to fill.”
Andrea Riseborough will play the female lead – former IRA terrorist turned MI5 informer Colette McVeigh.
Also starring in the movie will be ‘Love/Hate’ actor Aidan Gillen and ‘X Files’ actress Gillian Anderson.
‘Shadow Dancer’ will begin production in and around Dublin in May, although it is likely to be released with a different title.
Marsh said: “It’s sort of between titles right now. I don’t think it’s quite the right title. It sounds a bit like Billy Elliot or something like that.”