Daisy Ridley has landed on her next sci-fi role, and nope, it’s got nothing to do with Star Wars. Deadline reports Ridley will star in Mind Fall, a futuristic sci-fi thriller from director Mathieu Kassovitz, best known for directing Vin Diesel in Babylon AD and Halle Berry in Gothika. An actor who also directs, Kassovitz also helmed the acclaimed 1995 film La Haine which earned numerous international accolades including Best Director at Cannes.
The film is described as taking “place in near-future London, where the most sought-after drug on the black market is memories, physically removed from one person’s brain and implanted into another’s using a new illegal technology. Top trafficker, Ardis Varnado (Ridley) removes reminiscences from those looking for a quick buck, and then resells them to “clients,” who pay top dollar for these “mems” that bind to their subconscious, effectively becoming indistinguishable from their natural memories.
Meanwhile, she battles her own addiction to the mems, often struggling to distinguish between the life she’s lived and the memories she’s implanted. So, when she’s accused of murdering one of her clients, Ardis’ instinct is to doubt her own mind. She decides to solve the crime herself, hoping to clear her name but questioning everything she’s ever thought to be real. And as she pulls back the layers, she realizes that she has every reason to do so.”
Ridley was seen earlier this year starring opposite Tom Holland in Chaos Walking (I literally forgot about that movie until just now), and is in post on Neil Burger’s The Marsh King’s Daughter.