Daisy Ridley, better known as ‘Rey’ to Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) fans, is finding ways to keep herself busy in between Star Wars movies. Her newest project is Paramount Pictures’ A Woman of No Importance, which is based on Sonia Purnell’s biography of the same name. The film does not yet have a writer, but will be produced by Bad Robot.
The film will be based on the true story of the American spy Virginia Hall, who famously worked for the British Special Operations Executive (SEO) during World War II. She is also known for her disability, as she shot herself in the leg on accident while hunting in Turkey, and her leg was amputated from the knee-down. For this reason, she could not join the American Foreign Service. She was also nicknamed as “the limping lady” on Germany’s most-wanted list.
This intense role is not the only challenge that Ridley is taking on in the wake of her Star Wars success. She is currently filming the Fox flick Murder on the Orient Express, and she has attached herself to the Robbie Brenner-produced The Lost Wife, as well as the new J.J. Abrams movie Kolma. Other projects currently in the works include the Hamlet adaption Ophelia, which will also star Naomi Watts, and Peter Rabbit, where she stars alongside James Corden. Not to mention, Ridley will also appear in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which is set to hit theaters in December of 2017.
It is clear that the star has a lot on her plate, but the rave reviews of her work in her breakout role as Rey show that she is well-equipped to handle it all.