Deadline reports that Star Wars actress Daisy Ridley has landed a starring role in an upcoming crime thriller for STX titled The Ice Beneath Her based on the Swedish novel by author Camilla Grebe from 2015.
Daisy seems to have a thing from crime stories after appearing in Kenneth Branagh’s adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Murder on The Orient Express.
RidlWinter’s chill has descended on Stockholm as police arrive at the scene of a shocking murder. An unidentified woman lies beheaded in a posh suburban home—a brutal crime made all the more disturbing by its uncanny resemblance to an unsolved killing ten years earlier. But this time there’s a suspect: the charismatic and controversial chain-store CEO Jesper Orre, who owns the home but is nowhere to be found.
To homicide detectives Peter Lindgren and Manfred Olsson, nothing about the suave, high-profile businessman—including a playboy reputation and rumors of financial misdeeds—suggests he conceals the dark heart and twisted mind of a cold-blooded killer. In search of a motive, Lindgren and Olsson turn to the brilliant criminal profiler Hanne Lagerlind-Schön. Once a valued police asset, now marooned in unhappy retirement and a crumbling marriage, she’s eager to exercise her keen skills again—and offer the detectives a window into the secret soul of Jesper Orre.
STX won a bidding war for the project.
They also mention that directors Tyler Gillett and Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and executive producer Chad Villella will also be joining the project. The team collectively known as “Radio Silence” was behind the well-received Samara Weaving horror-comedy Ready or Not.
The directors are also attached to make a new Scream movie aka Scream 5 for Spyglass Media.
Screenwriter Caitlin Parrish (Supergirl, The Red Line) is behind adapting the novel into a script for the big-screen version. It’ll be interesting if they’re sticking with the setting of Stockholm, Sweden.
While we’ve seen the two excellent feature film adaptations of The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo set in Sweden, the snowy serial killer flick The Snowman, however, based on the Norwegian novel didn’t set the world on fire. Hopefully, this one learns the right lessons from both those films.