Daisy Ridley to Star in Drama 'Daddio'

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Miller Mobley

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Playwright Christy Hall wrote the script about a woman who has an enlightening conversation with her cabdriver.

Daisy Ridley is set to star in the drama Daddio, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Playwright Christy Hall wrote the script, which centers on a woman who takes a cab from JFK airport to her Manhattan apartment. During the ride, the passenger and the driver discuss their respective past and current relationships — and their consequences.

CAA is arranging the financing and will represent the film’s domestic distribution rights.

Ridley, a breakout star of 2015's Star Wars: The Force Awakens, is seen next in Fox's star-studded adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express, opening in November, and Disney's Star Wars: The Last Jedi, out in December. She also stars in Claire McCarthy's Hamlet reimaginingOphelia, and Lionsgate's adaptation of Chaos Walking, opposite Tom Holland, and is part of the voice cast of Sony's live-action/animated hybrid Peter Rabbit starring James Corden. She will also reprise her role as Rey in Star Wars: Episode IX, which will begin production in June 2018. She is repped by CAA.

Hall, making her first foray into film with Daddio, wrote the stage plays Yours, Isabel and To Quiet the Quiet, as well as the book for the musical Trails. She is represented by CAA and LBI Entertainment.