Daisy Ridley to reunite with J.J. Abrams on fantasy-romance Kolma
Marielle Heller is in talks to direct the Paramount film
Star Wars: The Force Awakens actress Daisy Ridley and filmmaker J.J. Abrams are looking to team up again, this time in a galaxy not so far, far away.
Ridley is in talks to star in Kolma, a fantasy-romance being produced by Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions, EW has confirmed. Marielle Heller, the director of Diary of a Teenage Girl, is in talks to helm the Paramount Pictures film.
Kolma is based on the 2003 Israeli TV movie All I’ve Got (Kol Ma She’Yesh Li), which tells the story of a young woman who survives a car accident that kills her boyfriend. When she reaches the afterlife decades later, she must choose between returning to her first love with no memory of her later years or remaining as she is to await the passing of her longtime husband.
Megan Holley wrote the most recent draft of the script, and Abrams is producing alongside Ram Bergman, Sherryl Clark and David Lonner.
Ridley was an relatively unknown British actress until Abrams cast her as Rey in The Force Awakens, catapulting her to international stardom. She is reprising the role Star Wars: Episode VIII, which is currently in production with Rian Johnson at the helm. Abrams remains involved with the Star Wars franchise as an executive producer.
Ridley has also said there “have been conversations” about her playing Lara Croft in Warner Bros. and MGM’s Tomb Raider reboot.
The Wrap first reported the news about Kolma.