‘Star Wars’ Actress Daisy Ridley to Star in Drama ‘The Lost Wife’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Daisy Ridley the Lost Wife
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Star Wars: The Force Awakens” actress Daisy Ridley is attached to star in the drama “The Lost Wife.”

Ridley is currently filming the next installment in the “Star Wars” franchise. She recently signed on to star in the remake of the Israeli pic “Kolma” with “The Force Awakens” director J.J. Abrams producing and Marielle Heller directing.

Robbie Brenner, the President of the Firm, is producing “The Lost Wife,” based on the book by Alyson Richman. The story takes place in pre-war Prague, where Lenka, a talented art student, and Josef, her best friend’s older brother, fall madly in love — only to have their dreams shattered by the imminent Nazi invasion.

Marc Klein penned the script. Michelle Chydzik and Jeff Waxman are also producing. CAA is repping rights and will be taking the project to the Cannes Film Festival next month.

Sources tell Variety that the film is top priority and producers are currently meeting with directors for the job. A studio has yet to be attached.

While many of her co-stars lined up projects once their attachment to “Star Wars” was announced, Ridley and her team held off until after the film bowed before choosing follow-up projects. Ridley quickly became in demand after “The Force Awakens” debuted, garnering praise for carrying the return of such an iconic franchise.

Ridley is also an exec producer on the doc “The Eagle Huntress.” She is repped by CAA.

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  1. Bella says:

    Daisy Ridley isn´t the right actress for the role. And that is true. She is nothing special. It is the opposite. In Star Wars 7 she already demonstrated what kind of roles she doesn´t fit out.I think that cuase of that “acting” you can´t say that she will convincing in any role.

  2. Tina says:

    I don´t think that she is the right choice for the cast. I already saw her in SW VII, and I read the “Lost Wife” written by Alyson Richman more than two- times. After Ridleys role in Star Wars I think she isn´t the right person to picture Lenka, because Lenka is a profound/strong/emotional character in the book. If they will bring the character on the screen, the actress who will play Lenka has to be convincing, and Ridley already wasn´t convincing in SW VII; if it comes to emotional scenes she overdoing acting in every scene. Would prefer a actress who are more convincing, especially in the upcoming dramatic scenes in the Lost Wife, maybe the right choice could be Emma Watson, who was great in the drama Colonia Dignidad.

    • j1 says:

      Now what you mean and I absolutly agree with your opinion. Ridley was terrible in episode VI of the Star Wars Saga. Her acting was nothing special. But the greatest mistake was done by Disney and the producer (J J Abrams and Kathleen Kennedy) who tried to “overload” the female lead character: Rey- played by Daisy Ridley. Although there are great female leading acting presented us in the past with Jennifer Lawrence (Tribute from Panem), Alicia Vikander (Danish girl) or Shailene Woodley (Allegiant). But these roles/actresses have a healthy balance with the male actors of the movie. In episode VI I don`t really understand the job/duties of John and Oskar. So for that reason I understand your point; Daisy Ridley will be the WRONG person for the role of Lenka, definitely.

  3. irwinator1992 says:

    I have faith in Daisy. She can easily do the dramatic and action-oriented roles. Consider me invested.

  4. YES! I loved this book, it was so powerful. So much better than The Book Thief in my opinion. Very true to history, and drew attention to the precarious position of a European Jew in pre-Holocaust Europe. Daisy will be perfect as Lenka.

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  6. nathiest says:

    I’d like to see how they write in Daisy’s biceps. :D

  7. Paweł Łukijańczuk says:

    Her role in TFA proved that she can handle both more dramatic and action-oriented roles. Can’t wait to see more of her on the big screen.

  8. Danny P says:

    The more stuff she goes & the further away from Star Wars she gets the better. Don’t want to see yet another career ruined.

  9. Chizz says:

    Hayden Christensen says good luck!

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