Following the monumental success of The Force Awakens, Ridley is high in demand among both audiences and studios. One can imagine that the young actress has her pick of the lot when it comes to picking new roles to play.
If her involvement with The Lost Wife is any indication, Ridley is interested in expanding her horizons beyond the action-packed thrills of Star Wars. Indeed, the planned movie is set in Europe just before World War II, a much more grounded, to say nothing of serious, setting than the galaxy far, far away of The Force Awakens. In any case, it will be interesting to see Ridley try her hands at playing a Jewish art student in the years shortly before the Nazis started their rampage across the continent:
Set in 1930’s Prague, the story follows a talented art Lenka (Ridley) as she falls in love with her best friend’s older brother Josef. Their life together is torn apart by the imminent Nazi invasion.
Robbie Brenner (Dallas Buyers Club) is producing The Lost Wife, with Marc Klein (Mirror Mirror) adapting the screenplay. No studio or director is attached, though it is hoped that both may be acquired at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.
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