J.J. Abrams Stays In The Daisy Ridley Business

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J.J. Abrams and Daisy Ridley are joining forces again.

In connection with Paramount, who’s distributed Abrams’ Cloverfield movies, the Force Awakens filmmaker has cast his “Rey” actress breakout star Ridley in a remake he’s producing, title Kolma. Based on a 2003 Israeli TV movie called “Kol Ma” — which means “All I’ve Got” – Kolma is a supernatural romantic drama. It’s the story of a man who dies in a car wreck and then waits 50 years on the other side for his girlfriend, who survived the accident. When the woman finally dies, she’s forced to make a difficult choice.

Aside from Abrams, the other key collaborators along with Ridley are also women. The script is written by Megan Holley, who wrote the indie female-centric dramedy Sunshine CleaningMarielle Heller is currently in talks to direct. Her 2015 directorial debut The Diary Of A Teenage Girl (which she also wrote) – about the sexual awakening of a 1970s teen girl who has an affair with her mother’s boyfriend – was one of the year’s most critically acclaimed films.

No production schedule or release date for the film has been announced.

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