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

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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