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Daisy Ridley Picks ‘Kolma’ as First Project After ‘The Force Awakens’ with Marielle Heller to Direct

Daisy Ridley Picks 'Kolma' as First Project After 'The Force Awakens' with Marielle Heller to Direct

There was no doubt that Dasiy Ridley’s star would rise to intergalactic heights after the premiere of “Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens” back in December. Now the young actress is reteaming with that film’s director, J.J. Abrams, for another project.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ridley is in talks to star in the fantasy thriller “Kolma,” which Abrams is producing. “The Diary of a Teenage Girl” writer-director Marielle Heller is in talks to helm. Megan Holley, who penned “Sunshine Cleaning,” wrote the script.

The story is based on the 2003 Israeli TV movie “All I’ve Got” (“Kol Ma She’Yesh Li”). According to THR, the film “follows a 22-year-old woman who is in a terrible car accident that kills her boyfriend. Then, decades later, when the woman dies, she’s given the choice of returning to the day of the accident to live again as a 22-year-old or being reunited with her love.”

Ridley is currently shooting “Star Wars Episode VIII” with director Rian Johnson. If Ridley and Heller do take on the project, we’re happy that Ridley is teaming up with a female director so early in her career.

Heller was nominated for a 2016 DGA Award and won a 2016 Independent Spirit Award for “The Diary of a Teenage Girl.” She is part of the collective We Do It Together (WDIT), a non-profit production company with the goal of empowering women. 

[via The Hollywood Reporter]

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