Currently deep into production on Star Wars: Episode VIII, and following her recent casting in a J.J. Abrams-produced mystical romance, Daisy Ridley has continued to line up her next projects following her breakout success in The Force Awakens last year, and while this newest addition still isn’t the Tomb Raider reboot – it’s an exciting announcement nonetheless.
Variety is reporting that Ridley has been cast as the lead in the new WWII Holocaust drama, The Lost Wife, based on the novel of the same name by Alyson Richman. Set in 1930s Prague, the film will follow a promising art student named Lenka (Ridley), who falls in love with her best friend’s older brother, Josef, and who’s life is torn apart by the impending Nazi invasion.
The film will be produced by Robbie Brenner (Dallas Buyer’s Club), with Marc Klein set to pen the film’s script. No director or other stars have been set for the adaptation yet.
Ridley seems to be choosing increasingly more interesting projects following her Force Awakens success, and not the typical franchise choices that you might expect from an actress with the kinds of opportunities she’s facing right now.
After wowing audiences with her turn as Rey in The Force Awakens as well, she’s become one of the most sought-after actresses in the industry right now, and seems to be taking on the success well, with The Lost Wife, Kolma, and signing on to executive produce the Sundance documentary hit, The Eagle Huntress. Seems like it won’t be long before we see Ridley onscreen once again, though this time not in space or flying around on the Millennium Falcon.
The Lost Wife does not currently have a release date.
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