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 honor, 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.
Prince’s William and Harry battled with lightsabers and hugged a Wookie on the set of the next “Star Wars” movie on Tuesday. The royal brothers were given a tour of the Pinewood Studios set in England by British actress Daisy Ridley, who plays heroine Rey in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”
During the visit they met Mark Hamill, who plays Luke Skywalker, and other cast and characters including Chewbacca and BB-8.
Kensington Palace said Tuesday’s visit was to salute the British creative talent involved in the “Star Wars” films, which have used British studios, actors, craftspeople and technicians since the 1970s.
Actors John Boyega and Daisy Ridley spoke to reporters about meeting Prince William and Prince Harryon the set of Star Wars: Episode VIII at Pinewood Studios.
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” breakout Daisy Ridley and producer J.J. Abrams are planning to reteam on “Kolma,” a fantasy thriller that “Diary of a Teenage Girl” filmmaker Marielle Heller is in negotiations to direct for Paramount, TheWrap has exclusively learned.
“Kolma” is based on Keren Margalit’s 2003 Israeli movie of the week titled “All I’ve Got” (“Kol Ma She’Yesh Li”). Described as a cross between a loftier, more mystical version of “The Notebook” and Albert Brooks‘ 1991 fantasy romance “Defending Your Life,” the project follows a young couple who get in a car accident that leaves the man dead. Decades later, the old woman must choose whether to reunite with her long-lost love in the afterlife or return to the fateful day her life changed forever.
IMDb offers a complete plot synopsis of “All I’ve Got,” though the story could certainly change in the U.S. remake “Kolma,” which Abrams is producing with Ram Bergman (“Star Wars: Episode VIII”), Sherryl Clark (“Cloverfield”) and David Lonner (“Dope”). The most recent draft of the script was written by Megan Holley. Other scribes who previously worked on the project include Rolin Jones, Karen Moncrieff and Sarah Polley.
Paramount executive Elizabeth Raposo will oversee the project on behalf of the studio, while Lindsey Weber will oversee on behalf of Bad Robot.
The “Kolma” budget is expected to be between $60 million and $70 million — enough to allow for impressive visual effects while keeping the scale of the film relatively modest. Ridley hasn’t carried a movie outside of the “Star Wars” franchise yet, but the mid-range budget means she won’t be pressured to launch a tentpole. Abrams’ name as a producer certainly helps, as it did with Paramount’s $25 million opening weekend for “10 Cloverfield Lane.”
Every studio in town has courted Ridley for high-profile roles, but it makes sense that Abrams would get first-crack at the in-demand actress, considering he helped launch her to stardom with the role of Rey in “The Force Awakens.”