Daisy Ridley to Reunite with J J Abrams for ‘Kolma’

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If you have been living outside a rock, chances are you watched Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and chances are you felt a powerful disturbance in the force whenever Daisy Ridley appeared on screen. If you’ve been helplessly pining for morethere is finally good news for you. Ridley has signed on for Paramount’s Kolma, a fantasy drama based on a 2003 Israeli television movie.

Kolma, which translates to “All I’ve Got” follows a young woman whose boyfriend is tragically killed in a car accident. She eventually finds love again and starts a family. Years later, when it’s her turn to pass into the afterlife, she is presented with two choices. She can return to a time before her boyfriend was killed and start afresh with him, but she will have no memory of her current family. Alternatively, she can wake up and continue to live her present life, and continue to carry in her heart the pain of her past.

J J Abrams, who directed The Force Awakens, will co-produce the film through his Bad Robot production company. Marielle Heller, who helmed 2015’s acclaimed The Diary of a Teenage Girl, is slated to direct Kolma.

This is the first confirmed new project for Daisy Ridley outside the Star Wars franchise, although she recently admitted to being in talks for a Tomb Raider reboot. Unless any of her new films have an accelerated schedule, Ridley will next be seen in Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: Episode VIII, which is scheduled to release worldwide in December 2017.

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