The film is a thriller about an art heist that goes badly. James McAvoy and Vincent Cassel are in negotiations to star in the film.
Dawson's stage credits include the Public Theater's production of Two Gentlemen of Verona. Her many film credits include Rent and Unstoppable.
Boyle recently directed the National Theatre's production of Frankenstein. He won the Academy Award for Slumdog Millionaire, and his other films include 127 Hours, Trainspotting and Shallow Grave.