Daisy Ridley isn’t quite sick of travelling to galaxies far far away just yet, as she’s signed up for another blockbuster sci-fi franchise in waiting.
The Star Wars’ actress has joined the cast of Lionsgate’s upcoming adaptation of Patrick Ness’ Chaos Walking, a young adult sci-fi series set in a dystopian world where all living creatures can hear each other’s thoughts.
A large portion of Chaos Walking is focused around Prentisstown, the only human settlement on the planet New World which is solely populated by males.
It’s safe to assume the film adaptation will focus on the first book in the trilogy, The Knife Of Never Letting Go, which centres on Todd Hewitt as he’s forced to escape his home and encounters a girl called Viola in the swamp – the role Daisy has most likely signed up for.
The film is set to be directed by Doug Liman who previously helmed the underrated sci-fi flick Edge Of Tomorrow and The Bourne Identity, with production set to begin in 2017.
Daisy certainly isn’t settling on the Star Wars franchise, as she’s also set to reunite with The Force Awakens director JJ Abrams for the supernatural drama Kolma too.
You’ll be able to catch your next dose of Rey however in the forthcoming Star Wars: Episode VIII directed by Rian Johnson, which officially finished filming last month.
What better way to kick off the weekend than a trip to Disneyland? Daisy Ridley took a break from her fast-paced life in showbiz for a day at the world-famous amusement park in Anaheim, California on Friday. The actress couldn’t hide her smile as she strolled through the grounds with her mother Louise Fawkner-Corbett and a pal. We have added x photos to the image gallery …
Daisy Ridley has traded a galaxy far, far away for the Mongolian steppe in the new trailer for the documentary “The Eagle Huntress.”
The movie, narrated by Ridley, follows a 13-year-old girl named Aisholpan, as she trains to become the first female in twelve generations of her family to become an eagle hunter.
“She’s strong, she’s brave and she’s a total natural,” Ridley says about Aisholpan in the trailer. “But when the competition ends, the real test begins,” she teases.
“The Eagle Huntress is directed by Otto Bell.
Ridley is also an exec producer on the film along with Morgan Spurlock, Jeremy Chilnick, Dan Cogan, Regina K. Scully, Marc H. Simon, Barbara Dobkin, Susan MacLaury.
It features the original song “Angel by the Wings” performed by Sia, which she co-wrote with Greg Kurstin.
“The Eagle Huntress” originally premiered at Sundance and will open in New York and Los Angeles on Oct. 28, followed by a national release in the following weeks.
Daisy Ridley has joined the line-up of wax figure royalty at London’s famous wax museum, Madame Tussauds. The actress, 24, who plays Rey in the Star Wars franchise, was “unveiled” in her wax form. She is standing next to BB-8. Woohoo!
We have added various new photos to the image gallery, including photoshoot outtakes, magazine scans, on set filming photos and some public appearances…
Daisy Ridley was chosen as this year’s Choice Movie Breakout Star at the 2016 Teen Choice Awards. The 24-year-old, who was awarded the gong for her role as Ray in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, gave a shout-out to her co-star John Boyega, who was also up for the same honour, when she gave her acceptance speech at the awards show in Inglewood, California on Sunday.
‘It feels incredible to be in this category, with amazing people, especially my boy John!’, Daisy told the audience with her new surfboard in hand.
‘And after all the incredible people we just saw on stage, it feels especially important to be apart of a film that represents diversity in such a positive way.’
Among those she thanked by name included director J.J. Abrams. ‘So, thank you J.J. and Lowry and Michael for creating this character, and Disney, and everyone for letting me be Ray.’
Daisy, who took home one out of the three gongs she was nominated for that evening, sparkled in a silver sequin mini dress as she accepted the award.
Ahead of her new album of duets, launching in August, pop superstar Barbra Streisand released a video of herself performing along with The Dark Knight Rises’s Anne Hathaway and Star Wars: The Force Awakens’s Daisy Ridley.
You can check it out above. In the video, the trio perform “At the Ballet” from A Chorus Line. The revelation came after Ridley posted a photo of the two to Instagram back in March, teasing more details to come.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens, directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan & Abrams, features a cast including actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o, Gwendoline Christie, Crystal Clarke, Pip Andersen, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow. They will join the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens hit theaters December 18, 2015, kicking off a new trilogy of Saga films as Episodes VIII and IX are already scheduled. The film garnered a record $247 million at the domestic box office and $529 million globally in its opening weekend.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Daisy Ridley is in talks to play Ophelia in a reimagining of Shakespeare’s Hamlet from the perspective of the prince of Denmark’s tragic admirer, reports Variety.
Oscar-nominee Naomi Watts is named to play Queen Gertrude in the film, which is an adaptation of Lisa Klein’s young adult novel. Shakespeare’s original text will be discarded, but the new version will retain the original’s late middle ages setting.
Australian director Claire McCarthy, best known for 2009 adoption drama The Waiting City, is taking charge of the cameras.
Klein’s novel imagines an Ophelia who does not die in a stream, and is secretly married to Hamlet. In a 2006 review for The Guardian, critic Adèle Geras noted that the love affair between Ophelia and Hamlet is the backbone of the novel. “There are too many clichés, and a plodding weight to the prose, but this won’t stop readers revelling in a fascinating sidelight on Hamlet,” she wrote.
Ridley recent signed up to star in fantasy thriller Kolma for her The Force Awakens producer JJ Abrams. Watts is due to play a single mother who decides to put her son’s ambitious rescue plan into action in the drama The Book of Henry for Jurassic World’s Colin Trevorrow.