TheWrap reports that Ridley will re-team with her "Force Awakens" director J.J. Abrams for the thriller "Kolma," a remake of the Israeli film "All I've Got." Ridley will star, and Abrams will produce through his Bad Robot banner.
According to the trade, the flick has an unusual fantasy element. Here's how the 2003 original plays out:
Described as a cross between a loftier, more mystical version of "The Notebook" and Albert Brooks' 1991 fantasy romance "Defending Your Life," the project follows a young couple who get in a car accident that leaves the man dead. Decades later, the old woman must choose whether to reunite with her long-lost love in the afterlife or return to the fateful day her life changed forever.
TheWrap cautions that this logline could change in the remake, though no details have been confirmed just yet. Director Marielle Heller ("Diary of a Teenage Girl") is reportedly being circled to helm "Kolma," from a script by Megan Holley (which has also been worked over by several other scribes, including writer-director-actress Sarah Polley).
It's unclear if this role will take Ridley out of the running for the lead in a reboot of the "Tomb Raider" series. The actress confirmed that she was in talks to play archaeologist Lara Croft in a new movie based on the successful video game franchise, taking over for Angelina Jolie.
No word yet on how soon "Kolma" is expected to begin production. Stay tuned.
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