When British actress Daisy Ridley was announced as being part of Star Wars Episode VII, many moviegoers responded with a resounding, “Who?!” As one of the principal members of the cast, she will likely have a major role in the J.J. Abrams helmed movie, but is very much an unknown compared to the rest.
She does have some impressive television credits though, and will next be seen in British independent horror movie, Scrawl. Written and directed by Peter Hearn, the movie will be featured at the Andover Arts Festival in June before being submitted to film festivals during 2014/15.
Written and directed by Peter Hearn, Scrawl was shot over a three week period in the South of England in 2013 as well as extra days throughout 2014. It also stars Mark Forester-Evans (The Cave), Elizabeth Boag (Metro 7 bis/Chasing Robert Barker) and Nathalie Pownall (White Box/Twin Suns).
The synopsis below is extremely interesting, and Ridley’s involvement should help to increase the attention that the release will receive. Star Wars Episode VII will likely make the actress one of Hollywood’s most sought after actresses, and getting to see her in this movie beforehand will be a treat for those who are unfamiliar with her work.
More detail can be found on the official Scrawl Facebook page by clicking here. Some early footage from the movie can also be seen below. What do you guys think?
The story focuses on Simon Goodman (Liam Hughes), a 16-year boy living in a rundown seaside town. With his best friend Joe Harper (Joe Daly), they create a comic book called SCRAWL as a way to escape their reality, gain some notoriety and more importantly – pick up girls. Along with the appearance of a mysterious girl, Hannah (Daisy Ridley), events in the comic book start to invade their reality and situations in the comic book come to life. At first it’s great, girls start to become interested in them, and all seems fun, except the monsters of the comic book also begin showing themselves and worse still they’ve written a huge bloody massacre. With the help of Joe’s father, Frank (Mark Forester-Evans), their friends and family, the boys are forced to face their horrific imagination made real. Are Simon and Joe able to change their reality? Only if they can rewrite death.