Dickon Hinchliffe has been hired to score the upcoming thriller Shadow Dancer. The movie is directed by James Marsh (Man on Wire) and stars Clive Owen, Andrea Riseborough, Aidan Gillen and Gillian Anderson. The film follows a young mother who is heavily involved in the Irish Republican movement and loses her younger brother at the hands of the British security forces. The BBC Films production is written by Tom Bradby and produced by Chris Coen (Funny Games), Andrew Lowe (This Must Be The Place) and Ed Guiney (The Guard). Marsh has previousy collaborated with Hichcliffe on the second part of the Red Riding trilogy, In the Year of Our Lord 1980 and the documentary Project Nim, for which a soundtrack album has just been announced. No release date has been announced yet for Shadow Dancer, but the film is expected to come out in 2012.

Hinchliffe has also scored the Michael Mann-directed pilot for the new HBO show Luck. The series created by David Milch stars Dustin Hoffman as a man in his late 60s, just released from four years in prison and who’s autodidactic, intelligent, and deeply involved in gambling. Nick Nolte, Kevin Dunn, Richard Kind, Kerry Condon, Dennis Farina and Ian Hart are co-starring. Other composers involved in the subsequent episodes of the show are Jeff Beal and Gary Lionelli. Luck is set to premiere in January 2012 on HBO. For updates on the show, visit the official website.

As previousy reported, the composer also wrote the music for Oren Moverman’s Rampart starring Woody Harrelson and Ben Foster. The film premiered at the Toronto Film Festival and has been acquired by Millennium Entertainment for a release later this year.