The young breakout star of Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set to reunite with JJ Abrams, who is producing the remake of the Israeli TV Film All I’ve Got.
Back in 2003 Ron Howard was in talks to direct the project from a script by Sarah Polley. At present, Marielle Heller (The Diary of a Teenage Girl) is in negotiations for the director’s chair and she will work with the final draft, turned in by Megan Holley (Sunshine Cleaning).
The story, described as a fantasy take on The Notebook, will follow Daisy Ridley‘s character who loses her boyfriend in a car accident. Decades later, after living a fulfilling life with another man she starts a family with, she dies a peaceful death at 75.
When she enters the afterlife, however, she is offered a choice, either to go back to the eventful night and be reunited with her love so they can have another chance of living their life together or spend the eternity with her devoted husband who is waiting for her. There is, of course, a catch here. Should she choose to relive her life she will have to give up all her memories of her life and family after the crash.
The original has been praised for the masterful way it has weaved in religious and social implications to the woman’s emotional journey. While it remains to be seen how the American remake will play out, in comparison to the original film, it will present a wonderful opportunity to see Daisy Ridley tackle another role outside the Star Wars universe.
The young actress, who is busy shooting the next installment of the saga, has been also in talks for the lead in the Lara Croft reboot and is credited as an executive producer for the documentary The Eagle Huntress.