Daisy Ridley has been winning over thousands of hearts worldwide, both on and off screen, ever since Star Wars: The Force Awakens hit theatres back in December, in which is she portrayed the role of a lovable character from a galaxy far far away, Rey. It comes as no surprise that she's in demand right now, being top of everyone's casting wish lists, most notably for a Lara Croft: Tomb Raider reboot.
Daisy is currently busy filming Star Wars: Episode VIII and was rumored to replace Angelina Jolie as the new Tomb Raider last month, although they remain rumors. Soon after that, she signed on to star in the remake of the Israeli movie 'Kolma' with her 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' director J.J. Abrams producing and Marielle Heller directing. And now, she's all set to star in a period drama, 'The Lost Wife'.
'The Lost Wife' is based on Alyson Richman's 2011 book. The story in set in pre-World War II Prague, where Lenka, a talented art student, and Josef, her best friend’s older brother, fall madly in love, only to have their dreams shattered by the imminent Nazi invasion. Although there may be changes to the drama, the synopsis to Richard's novel is as follows;
A rapturous novel of first love in a time of war-from the celebrated author of The Rhythm of Memory and The Last Van Gogh. In pre-war Prague, the dreams of two young lovers are shattered when they are separated by the Nazi invasion. Then, decades later, thousands of miles away in New York, there's an inescapable glance of recognition between two strangers... Providence is giving Lenka and Josef one more chance. From the glamorous ease of life in Prague before the Occupation, to the horrors of Nazi Europe, The Lost Wife explores the power of first love, the resilience of the human spirit- and the strength of memory. - Goodreads.com
Marc Klein has written the script for the film. Robbie Brenner, Michelle Chydzik and Jeff Waxman are producing the project.