Rebecca Hall appeared on the scene around five years ago, but she is really only stepping into the limelight now, starring in films such as Vicky Cristina Barcelona, The Prestige, Frost/Nixon and most recently The Town. Recently she was in the spotlight as rumors of her being dropped from Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby found their way online. Now she’s got another project lined up: Shadow Dancer, the latest film from Man on Wire director James Marsh.
Variety report that Hall is in talks to star in the film, but indie production company Unanimous Pictures confirms that she’ll be starring in the BBC-produced project alongside the talented and continuously underrated Guy Pearce. That Hall and Pearce are in the film is reason enough for excitement, but the involvement of director Marsh seals the deal. His work on the documentary Man on Wire unanimously impressed critics, and his recent entry in the Red Riding trilogy, 1980 was critically acclaimed. I like Hall, essentially British, not quite beautiful but somewhat beguiling. An awkward flower that still blossoms. She hasn't quite been tested yet as an actress so hopefully Marsh will give her that platform.