James Marsh Has Clive Owen in Another 'Untitled Espionage Thriller'
More spy movies for Clive Owen? Yep, even more. Vulture reports that James Marsh, director of Oscar-winning doc Man on Wire as well as this year's Project Nim, is slated to next direct an "untitled espionage thriller" starring none other than Clive Owen. "It's much more like Red Riding, it's a genre film, it's a thriller," Marsh told Vulture. "It's very exciting to be doing something like that now, to have that kind of canvas to fill." Shooting will begin in Dublin in early May. Starring opposite Owen is up-and-coming British actress Andrea Riseborough (Never Let Me Go) and Aidan Gillen, plus an appearance by Gillian Anderson.
This untitled thriller is said to be centered around the peace process in Northern Ireland in the nineties, with Andrea Riseborough playing a former IRA terrorist turned informer. The project is formerly known as Shadow Dancer and once had Guy Pearce attached, but he's been replaced by Clive Owen. In brief, the plot is about an IRA terrorist who becomes an informer for Britain's MI5. "It's low-budget film, it's not a Hollywood movie by any means," said Marsh. I don't think it's going to do Clive Owen any good starring in yet another espionage/CIA/spy/thriller (I'm still washing out the bad taste of The International), but I am intrigued to see what Marsh comes up with. We'll be on the look-out for this. Any hope for Clive Owen?