×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

‘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.

Popular on Variety

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

More Film

  • My Zoe

    'My Zoe': Film Review

    There are two films in Julie Delpy’s ambitious, sharply-made but unbalanced “My Zoe.” There’s the scabrous relationship melodrama, about bitter exes sharing custody of a beloved child, which contains the story’s most potent emotions. And there’s the sci-fi-inflected ethical-dilemma grief movie, which houses its most provocative ideas. Both have much to recommend them, not least [...]

  • Richard Jewell

    The Big Lie of 'Richard Jewell' (Column)

    For a man who was so enraged at the administration of Barack Obama that he spent his 2012 Republican Convention speech lecturing an empty chair, Clint Eastwood has made a number of conventional, level-headed — one might even say liberal — political dramas. Films like “Invictus” and “J. Edgar” and “Midnight in the Garden of [...]

  • Oscar Isaac Star Wars The Rise

    Oscar Isaac Has Never Felt Like a 'Star Wars' Insider

    Unlike his “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” co-stars Daisy Ridley and John Boyega, Oscar Isaac had already established a long and acclaimed acting career before J.J. Abrams cast him as ace X-wing pilot Poe Dameron in 2015’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” including standout roles in 2006’s “The Nativity Story” and 2011’s “Drive,” and [...]

  • Les Arcs to Showcase New Projects

    Les Arcs to Showcase New Projects by Jonas Alexander Arnby, Agnieszka Smoczyńska

    Denmark’s Jonas Alexander Arnby, France’s Alain Gagnol and Jean-Loup Felicioli, and Poland’s Agnieszka Smoczyńska are among up-and-coming directors from across Europe whose latest projects will be presented at the 11th Coproduction Village of Les Arcs Film Festival. This edition of Les Arcs Coproduction Village will showcase a total of 22 European projects spanning 19 countries. [...]

  • Chez Jolie Coiffure

    'Chez Jolie Coiffure': Film Review

    Shortly before the credits roll on “Chez Jolie Coiffure,” a customer in the eponymous hair salon asks her stylist, Sabine, if she has any plans to go home this year. Out of context, this sounds like the kind of standard, empty small talk one often makes while having one’s hair cut: what good movies you’ve [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content