INDIEWIRE – “The Eagle Huntress,” the extraordinary true story of Aisholpan, a 13-year-old girl who trained to become the first female in twelve generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle hunter, is coming to theaters this fall.
Screened at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, Sony Pictures Classics acquired the documentary back in February and has just released the first trailer. Set against the breath-taking expanse of the Mongolian steppe, the film is narrated by Daisy Ridley and directed by Otto Bell.
The story follows the young girl as she rises to the pinnacle of a tradition that has been handed down from father to son for centuries. While many old Kazakh eagle hunters have rejected the idea of a women taking part in the sport, Aisholpan’s father Nurgaiv believes that a girl can do anything a boy can, as long as she’s determined.
This inspirational narrative perfectly captures Aisholpan as she works hard, refuses to give up and overcomes many obstacles to make her dreams come true.
The documentary is executive produced by Ridley and Morgan Spurlock and produced by Stacy Reiss, Sharon Chang and Bell. It also features an original song, “Angel by the Wings,” performed and co-written by Sia.
“The Eagle Huntress” opens in New York and Los Angeles on October 28, followed by nationwide expansion.
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER – Star Wars: The Force Awaken star Daisy Ridley has signed on to star in Lionsgate’s YA adaptation Chaos Walking.
Doug Liman is directing the post-apocalyptic thriller, which takes place in a world where there are no women and all living creatures can hear one another’s thoughts in a stream of images, words and sounds called Noise.
Lionsgate picked up the rights to Patrick Ness’ best-selling young-adult trilogy in 2011. Oscar-winning screenwriter Charlie Kaufman (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) adapted the book, and Jamie Linden (Money Monster) penned a draft.
Doug Davison, who produced the Liman-directed Tom Cruise starrer Mena, is producing alongside Allison Shearmur (Rogue One, Cinderella).
Before Star Wars, Ridley was a relative unknown. Since starring in the Lucasfilm and Disney project, she’s booked several other films, including Ophelia with Naomi Watts and drama The Lost Wife. She also recently shot Star Wars: Episode VIII. She’s repped by CAA and Sloane, Offer.
Daisy appeared in a shining dress and a new haircut to recieve her Choice Movie: Breakout Star award during the 2016 Teen Choice Awards on July 31 in Inglewood, California. Congratulations! Photos from last night can now be found in our gallery, thanks to Marlies for her donation.
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E!ONLINE – If you weren’t already excited to see John Cena and Victoria Justice co-host the 2016 Teen Choice Awards, just wait…
Not only will Justin Timberlake be presented with a Decade Award, but E! News has learned exclusively that Jennifer Garner, Jessica Alba, Chris Evans, Lea Michele, Sarah Hyland, Ashley Benson, Shay Mitchell, Ne-Yoand Daisy Ridley will all be attending the show. We can also confirm exclusively that Flo Rida will be performing a medley of his greatest hits at the TCAs, including “My House” and his new single “Zillionaire.” Charlie Puth will perform his hit single “We Don’t Talk Anymore” and Empire star Serayah will also perform.
Both Evans and Ridley, especially, have good reason to attend the show: Captain: America: Civil War dominated the big-screen categories with six nods, while Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens came close behind with five. Ridley is also up for Choice Movie Breakout Star, a category in which she faces off against her Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens co-star John Boyega.
The competition will be fierce for who takes home those coveted surfboards, but you can help get your favorite stars closer to winning by voting at TeenChoice.com, the FOX NOW app and Twitter.
The 2016 Teen Choice Awards air Sunday, July 31, at 8 p.m. on Fox.
Here’s a behind the scenes video of Daisy recording “At the Ballet” with Barbra Streisand. You can listen to the full song here.
A few months ago, it was revealed that Daisy was recording a song with Barbra Streisand and it’s finally here! She sings for “ENCORE: Movie Partners Sing Broadway” alongside Anne Hathaway. Amazing, right? Listen to her beautiful voice below:
J.J. Abrams shares more The Force Awakens screen tests for Daisy Ridley and Jennifer Lawrence (Vanessa Bayer), Shia LaBeouf (Kyle Mooney), Matthew McConaughey, John Boyega, Emma Stone, Janelle Monae (Sasheer Zamata), Jon Hamm and more.
Daisy is on the cover of the May 23-29 issue of The Big Issue magazine. She talks about ‘Only Yesterday’ and ‘The Force Awakens’. Make sure to grab your copy and to check the scans in our gallery!
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IBTIMES – Star Wars: The Force Awakens star Daisy Ridley paid tribute to Nasa’s first female launch director, Charlie Blackwell-Thompson, in a video published on 4 May. Ridley described Nasa’s female employees as “heroic” and said they “continually inspire girls to enter the space programme.”
Spaceflight engineer Blackwell-Thompson will be the first woman to oversee a Nasa lift-off and launch, and will also be the launch director for the Space Launch System, a rocket designed to carry astronauts into deep space and potentially Mars.
Nasa is developing the capabilities needed to send humans to an asteroid by 2025 and Mars in the 2030s – goals outlined in the bipartisan Nasa Authorization Act of 2010 and in the US National Space Policy, also issued in 2010.
Nasa’s powerful SLS rocket will enable these “proving ground” missions to test new capabilities. Human missions to Mars will rely on Orion and an evolved version of SLS that will be the most powerful launch vehicle ever flown.