Daisy Ridley to Star in Disney+ Movie About First Woman to Swim Across the English Channel

Daisy Ridley is in negotiations to star in the upcoming movie Young Woman And The Sea, which is about the first woman to ever swim across the English Channel.

The 28-year-old Star Wars actress will play Gertrude “Trudy” Ederle in the movie, according to Deadline. She made the 21 mile swim across the English Channel back in 1926.

The film will be based on the book of the same name by Glenn Stout with a script by Jeff Nathanson, who previously wrote the screenplay for Catch Me if You Can, along with movies like Tower Heist, Speed 2, Rush Hour 2, Rush Hour 3, The Terminal, and most recently, the live-action remake of The Lion King.

The movie will be directed by Joaquim Rønning, who directed Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, which was also written by Jeff. Most recently, he helmed Maleficent: Mistress of Evil.

Daisy will next be seen in Chaos Walking and the trailer was recently released!

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