Daisy Ridley is taking her talents to the small screen.
The Star Wars breakout will lead and executive produce the series adaptation of best-selling novel The Christie Affair. The script comes from Juliette Towhidi (Calendar Girls, Death Comes to Pemberley) and will be developed by Miramax TV, though it's not yet known where the series will air in the United States.
Set in 1926, The Christie Affair imagines the eleven day period that say Agatha Christie go missing following revelations of her husband's affair. The series will be told through the eyes of her husband's mistress Nan O'Dea, played by Ridley.
Nina de Gramont's novel The Christie Affair was released earlier this year and became a New York Times Bestseller, as well as a no. 1 bestseller in the United Kingdom.
"We couldn’t be more grateful to be joined by Daisy on this incredible project – as both the star as well as our producing partner," said Marc Helwig, Head of Worldwide Television, Miramax TV. "Daisy is one of the most captivating and talented actors working today, and we’re excited for her to bring Nina de Gramont’s fascinating 'Nan O’Dea' to life."
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