Shadow Dancer (Magnolia Pictures)

Directed by James Marsh, the man behind the acclaimed documentaries Man on Wire and Project Nim, the thriller Shadow Dancer centers on Collette McVeigh (Andrea Riseborough), a single mother who is caught by an MI5 officer (Clive Owen) after orchestrating a failed IRA bomb operation in London. For her actions, she is forced to spy for MI5 or go to prison in the process.

“With Collette, we were representing a time that was very tumultuous so it was really important to us with everything we served it with a certain amount of authenticity,” said Riseborough, who was recently seen opposite Tom Cruise in Oblivion.  “Or just everything was as authentic as we could possibly make it moment to moment. “

Click on the media bar to hear Riseborough talk about her character in the upcoming comedy Birdman, which is directed by Babel filmmaker Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu.

Shadow Dancer is now playing in New York and Los Angeles theaters.  Cinephiles who don’t live in those cities can catch the movie on VOD.

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