Daisy Ridley has had a meteoric rise to stardom thanks to her leading role as Rey in the Star Wars series and she looks set to expand her filmography with the adaptation of A Woman of No Importance for Paramount.
Deadline reported that Paramount brought the rights to the novel by Sonia Purnell, who normally writes as a journalist and historican: her best known book is a biography about Clementine Churchill, Winston Churchill’s wife.
A Woman of No Importance is based on the wartime experience of Virginia Hall, an American heiress and spy who was rejected by the American Foreign Service because of her gender and disability – having lost a part of her leg because of a hunting accident. Hall worked for the British intelligence unit the SOE before joining the OSS, the forerunner to the CIA.
Besides from starring in the Star Wars series Ridley is currently filming an adaptation of Murder On The Orient Express, directed by Kenneth Branagh.
Ridley’s next outing as Rey in Star War: The Last Jedi will be in cinemas on Friday, Decemeber 15.