Daisy Ridley, breakout star of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, is ready to jump into another franchise, this one in the young adult genre.
Chaos Walking, the Patrick Ness hit YA book series, is receiving a film adaptation through Lionsgate, with Ridley attached to star, EW has confirmed. The best-selling trilogy centers on a boy living in a town occupied solely by men. After a tragic and startling event, he is forced to flee with his dog and the pair eventually meet a mysterious girl. Edge of Tomorrow director Doug Liman will head the adaption.
All first two books in the series — Chaos Walking: The Knife of Never Letting Go and The Ask and the Answer — were shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal, while the third, Monsters of Men, won the prestigious award in 2011.
Ridley recently wrapped filming on the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VIII and will start filming the remake of Kolma — with her Star Wars director J.J. Abrams producing – in the coming months. Production on Chaos Walking is planned to begin in 2017.