Daisy Ridley to Star in Spy Movie ‘A Woman of No Importance’ for Paramount

Daisy Ridley A Woman of No
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Paramount Pictures has acquired the rights to the Sonia Purnell book “A Woman of No Importance” and has attached “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” actress Daisy Ridley to star.

“A Woman of No Importance” is the biography of American heiress and super-spy Virginia Hall, who attempted to break into the ranks of the American Foreign Service in the years before World War II.

After being rejected because of her gender and a disability — she lost part of her leg in a hunting accident — Hall worked during the war for the British intelligence unit SOE.

Bad Robot is producing.


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Paramount will now look to add a writer to the project.

Following her breakout role in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” Ridley has been quickly attaching herself to projects that can be developed in between “Star Wars” pics. She is currently attached to “The Lost Wife,” produced by Robbie Brenner; “Kolma,” produced by J.J. Abrams; and “Ophelia.” Ridley is currently filming the Fox film “Murder on the Orient Express” and has already completed work on the “Peter Rabbit” movie at Sony starring James Corden, as well as “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” which bows this December.

She is repped by CAA. The news was first reported by Deadline Hollywood.

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  1. patshar vatanayothin says:

    daisy ridley is the best thing that happens to star wars !!!!!

  2. Veronica says:

    Hopefully some acting lessons are in the cards for this meh worthy actress. I’ve seen more convincing displays of emotions in my little sister’s elementary school productions.Then again perhaps being an Abrams protégée has its advantages after all.

  3. Manjawlina Fauxlie says:

    Daisy Ridley is a truly amateurish, terrible and wooden actress. Replace her with a 2×4 and you can’t tell the difference.

  4. matt golf says:

    poor actress, no idea why she’s rated so highly

  5. irwinator1992 says:

    Daisy Ridley is one of the best actresses of all time. She is also one of the reasons why the new Star Wars films turned out good; she crafted an extremely interesting character that was empathetic and strong at the same time. I look forward to all of Daisy’s projects, especially more Star Wars, and anything she’s doing with Bad Robot.

  6. Lenny says:

    Daisey ridley sucks and she ruined star wars. I dont care for anything she does. I wish hollywood wasnt so PC and estrogen heavy. Daisey you ruined star wars.

    • Terry says:

      Yes, that is true. I give her a chance too in the new Star Wars movie, but she was…..IS really a disappointed char. And she is the reason Star Wars VII WAS the worst movie of the whole Saga until now.

      • patshar vatanayothin says:

        that’s is your opinion. as far as I see she’s embraced by the majority and critics and for me shes the best thing in the force awakens. i care more about star wars because of her

    • patshar vatanayothin says:

      daisy Ridley deserves it… she is a great actress.

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