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04.25.2017

Star Wars Celebration 2017 in Orlando, FL “The Last Jedi” Full Panel Video.

04.24.2017

The newest teaser trailer for the upcoming “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” was revealed at Star Wars Celebration, which was held April 13th – 16th, 2017.

As expected, it appears to suggest that “The Last Jedi” will pick up right where “The Force Awakens” left off, with Rey –Daisy Ridley’s lead character — getting Jedi training from none other than Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) on a remote, craggy island.

Let the countdown to Dec. 15th begin. That’s when “Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi” lands in theaters.

04.14.2017

The poster for the upcoming film “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” has been revealed today (Friday – April 14th, 2017) at the “Star Wars” Celebration in Orlando.

The poster shows Rey, played by Daisy Ridley, holding up a blue lightsaber, channeling the original poster for “Star Wars: A New Hope,” in which Luke Skywalker strikes a similar pose. The poster also features the right and left sides of Mark Hamill and Adam Driver’s faces, respectively, superimposed to create one face, albeit slightly off-center. The entire poster is covered with a red wash, a color generally used to represent the dark side in the “Star Wars” universe.

03.30.2017

We have added x1 promotional photo of Daisy Ridley as Rey from “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” to the image gallery…

 

03.30.2017

The first-look footage from “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” was shown during the 2017 CinemaCon event for movie theater owners and the lucky crowd got a brief glimpse of the highly anticipated movie.

  • The short clip was part of a sizzle reel that Disney played during its portion of the convention.
  • It had footage showing Daisy Ridley‘s character Rey with her lightsaber ignited and she moved some rocks while using it.

No word yet on when the general public will get to see footage from the movie, but we sure can’t wait!

Shauna / 0 Comments / MoviesOphelia
03.22.2017

Daisy Ridley’s upcoming film, “Ophelia” is a bold new take on Shakespeare’s most famous play Hamlet, directed by Claire McCarthy, which also stars Naomi Watts and Clive Owen.

Film production for “Ophelia” begins in Prague in May. It tells the story of Hamlet from the point of view of his ill-fated potential wife. “It’s faithful to the original Hamlet in many ways but we’re retelling it from her point of view,” McCarthy says from the Czech Republic. “It’s a mythic retelling – a drama with a lot of action and a lot of edge-of-your-seat elements to it.”

The breakout star of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Ridley plays Ophelia, with George MacKay (Captain Fantastic) as Hamlet, and Watts and Owen as his parents, Gertrude and Claudius. McCarthy believes Ridley will show how talented she is in a world of swords rather than lightsabres.

“She’s the real deal,” she says. “She’s just very present and open and collaborative. I think she’s a star.”

11.16.2016

One of the perks with being the lead in a Star Wars movie is you can help a small independent film get seen by more people. The fact is Otto Bell’s great documentary, The Eagle Huntress, would have a tough time getting press in mainstream publications even though it’s a fantastic story. But with Daisy Ridley narrating and executive producing the film and willing to get out there and do press to promote it, you have a lot more people willing to cover the film and thus greater exposure.

If you’re not familiar with the story, The Eagle Huntress follows a 13-year-old girl named Aisholpan as she trains to become the first female in twelve generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle hunter. In addition to her quest, she has to take on the close-minded elders who believe women should not be involved in their ancient tradition. But with the help of her father, Nurgaiv, who believes a girl can do anything a boy can, she sets out to take on the establishment and compete in the Golden Eagle Festival, where she faces off against 70 of the greatest Kazakh eagle hunters in Mongolia.

the-eagle-huntress-posterDuring my interview with Daisy Ridley, we talked about how she got involved in the film, what it feels like to know her involvement will help The Eagle Huntress be seen by more people, how the bond between Aisholpan and her father meant a lot to her, auditioning for Kenneth Branagh’s Murder on the Orient Express, the Star Wars toys backlash when Rey was missing from a lot of the early Force Awakens toys, how Hasbro is fixing their mistakes, working with Rian Johnson on Star Wars: Episode VIII, and a lot more. Check out what she had to say…

Collider: Let’s start with the most important thing, can you still go food shopping or is it all gone?
RIDLEY: Yeah, yeah. I can still do that.

So you have the best of both worlds.
RIDLEY: For sure.

That’s amazing.
RIDLEY: Yeah. When people stop me they’re very nice, it doesn’t happen that often. Usually I’m so confused as to why they’re stopping me, it takes me a couple of seconds to get over it. So I probably look something like, “What have I done!?” But it’s all good.

I think if people heard you talk though…
RIDLEY: Usually it’s either when I laugh or when I talk that people are like, “huh.”

I’m listening to you talk right now and I’m like, “Oh yeah.” I would pick that out of a crowd.
RIDLEY: Yeah, especially in America. But also people are just very friendly, so it’s all good anyway.

It’s also because the sun is here.
RIDLEY: Yes, the sun is here. I actually really loves L.A. I think the vibes are great and people tend to be very happy. It’s fantastic.

Because it doesn’t rain.
RIDLEY: I mean, it did rain yesterday.

I swear to you, that’s an anomaly.
RIDELY: But it’s raining again next week.

I don’t believe that.
RIDLEY: I believe it. When it rains, I’m gonna be like, “Hey, told ya”

It rarely rains. Jumping into why I get to talk to you today, this is one of those crazy stories that will benefit from your limelight, you’re able to shine some on it by putting your name on this and narrating. What is it like for you knowing that you can use some of that limelight to propel a project like this?
RIDLEY: It’s very odd, and then great. Because also hearing Otto [Bell, Director] speak, he’s so passionate about the whole thing, obviously as he would be still. And it feels like everything is happening for the right reasons, for me it doesn’t feel exploitative. I watched the film and I actually loved it, I asked to come onboard, and he wanted a narrator so it just so happened that everything worked out very well. What’s great is the film would have done great otherwise, but for sure if like an extra 20 people go to see the film…

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08.09.2016

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.

08.09.2016

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.

Jess / 0 Comments / Hamlet
05.07.2016

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.