The Force Awakens breakout Daisy Ridley is in contention to play The Lost Wife in a new pre-WWII drama, Variety has learned.
Lifted from Alyson Richman’s novel of the same name, should a deal fall into place, Ridley will headline the period piece as 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.”
Set against the historic city of Prague, The Lost Wife features a screenplay penned by Marc Klein, with Michelle Chydzik and Jeff Waxmanis on board to produce. At this time, neither a studio nor a director has become attached to the picture, though Variey notes that the embryonic adaptation is considered a top priority for all involved, and the wheels will surely ease into motion should Ridley close a deal to star.
Before journeying back in time to play The Lost Wife, Daisy Ridley will return to the inky blackness of space for Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: Episode VIII, which is currently filming ahead of release in December of 2017.
In the time since breaking onto the scene with a standout performance in The Force Awakens, the British actress has also joined Israeli pic Kolma, not to mention being linked with the title role of Lara Croft in Warner Bros.’ Tomb Raider reboot, though all has remained quiet on that front every since Ridley herself confirmed negotiations.