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Daisy Ridley in talks to star in ‘The Ice Beneath Her’

DEADLINE – Star Wars’ Daisy Ridley is in negotiations to star in psychological crime-thriller The Ice Beneath Her, which has been the subject of a bidding war among Hollywood financiers in recent months.STX has come out on top for world rights and will finance the project, which was once at New Line but has shaken loose. Andrew Lazar (American Sniper) is producing and filmmaker trio Radio Silence (Ready Or Not) are attached to direct and produce.

With its unreliable narrator, Swedish author Camilla Grebe’s bestselling 2015 novel is similar in tone to Gone Girl and The Girl On The Train. The story revolves around a detective and psychological profiler who work to solve the case after a young woman is found beheaded in the home of a prominent businessman. The investigation quickly evolves into a race against time.