Daisy Ridley will headline the fantasy romance Kolma, directed by Diary of a Teenage Girl’s Marielle Heller
Daisy Ridley, known to most for her already iconic role as Rey in J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens, is reteaming with Bad Robot for a fantasy romance titled Kolma. Also produced by Abrams, Kolma will, according to TheWrap, mark the second feature film from director Marielle Heller. Heller received critical acclaim for her debut film, last year’s The Diary of a Teenage Girl.
A remake of the 2003 Israeli telefilm All I’ve Got, Kolma will follow a woman who, after losing the love of her young life, finds new love and a family over the next few decades. When she finally reaches the afterlife, she’s given two choices to return to the world of the living: she can either wake up and continue her life as is or she can forget everything since that first love and wake up young again with him.
The most recent draft of Kolma hails from Megan Holley (Sunshine Cleaning). Rolin Jones, Karen Moncrieff and Sarah Polley also previously worked on the script.
Kolma previously attracted the interest of Academy Award-winning director Ron Howard who, back in 2013, was circling to direct. Producing alongside Abrams will be Ram Bergman, Sherryl Clark and David Lonner. Elizabeth Raposo, meanwhile, will oversee on behalf of Paramount Pictures with Lindsey Weber overseeing for Bad Robot.
Daisy Ridley is currently in production on Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: Episode VIII and is suspected (although officially unconfirmed) to return for Colin Trevorrow‘s Star Wars: Episode IX as well. Look for the former to arrive in theaters December 15, 2017, with the latter debuting in 2019.
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