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CHAOS WALKING: Daisy Ridley Set To Star

Daisy Ridley

Daisy Ridley cast in the lead role for Chaos Walking. The Star Wars: The Force Awakens actress will headline the planned adaptation of the young adult book series by Patrick Ness.

Ridley will co-star with Mr. & Mrs. Smith‘s Doug Liman in the post-apocalyptic science fiction tale. Producers attached to the project are Doug Davison, who previously worked with Liman on Mena, and Alli Shearmur, who is also working on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Also attached as a producer is Robert Zemeckis, who at one point was supposed to direct the film himself:

Todd Hewitt is the last boy in Prentisstown. But Prentisstown isn’t like other towns. Everyone can hear everyone else’s thoughts in a constant, overwhelming, never-ending Noise. There is no privacy. There are no secrets. Or are there? Just one month away from the birthday that will make him a man, Todd unexpectedly stumbles upon a spot of complete silence. Which is impossible. Prentisstown has been lying to him. And now he’s going to have to run…

Robert Zemeckis was originally attached to direct an adaptation back in late 2013. He was planning to focus on the first book in the trilogy, “The Knife of Never Letting Go,” with Charlie Kaufman (AnomalisaSynecdoche, New York) providing the screenplay. The most recent draft for the Chaos Walking movie, however, hails from Money Monster scribe Jamie Linden.

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Reggie Peralta

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