Daisy Ridley to play super-spy in ‘A Woman of No Importance’
LOS ANGELES, (IANS): Actress Daisy Ridley will be seen playing a spy for the Allies in World War II in her upcoming movie “A Woman of No Importance”, set for a 2018 release.
The film will be based on Sonia Purnell’s forthcoming biography “A Woman of No Importance”, which follows the life of pioneering American spy Virginia Hall, reports aceshowbiz.com.
According to deadline.com, the book has been acquired by Paramount Pictures. J.J. Abrams, who also produced “Star Wars”, will serve as the producer, while the film’s director and scriptwriter haven’t been announced yet.
Hall, the spy Ridley will be seen portraying, had a dream of joining the Foreign Service before she got into a hunting accident, in which she lost her left leg and had to wear a wooden appendage subsequently.
She eventually worked for British intelligence in France during World War II, and later joined the American Office of Strategic Services, the predecessor of the CIA. The Germans reportedly considered Hall dangerous and nicknamed her “the limping lady”.
Ridley is currently filming crime movie “Murder on the Orient Express”, in which she plays opposite co-stars Johnny Depp and Michelle Pfeiffer. Ridley will also star in “Ophelia”, a reimagining of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet”. In addition, Ridley will join Margot Robbie and Rose Byrne in the remake of “Peter Rabbit”.
Ridley’s other projects are including “Chaos Walking”, “Kolma”, “The Lost Wife” and the “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”. Ridley will reprise her role as Rey in the space-opera, and she may also return in “Star Wars: Episode IX”.