THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER – Daisy Ridley is in talks to star in the Holocaust drama The Lost Wife. The film was penned by Marc Klein (A Good Year, Serendipity).
The story centers on a young Jewish woman who is separated from her husband when the Germans invade Prague and uses her talents as an artist to survive until the couple is miraculously reunited decades later in America.
Robbie Brenner, whose passion project Dallas Buyers Club landed a best picture nomination, is producing Lost Wife.
Ridley, who became an in-demand star thanks to her turn as Rey in the Star Wars: The Force Awakens, is repped by CAA, which is packaging Lost Wife and putting together financing.
Ridley recently signed on to star in Marielle Heller’s Kolma, which Force Awakens helmer J.J. Abrams is producing for Paramount. She will reprise her role as Rey in the next Star Wars outing, Episode VIII, which will bow on Dec. 15, 2017. She also is narrating and executive producing the English-language version of the Sundance doc The Eagle Huntress.
The British actress is additionally repped by Sloane, Offer.
Klein is represented by UTA, Kaplan/Perrone and attorney Karl Austen.