Daisy Ridley is getting in touch with her morbid side. The “Star Wars” actress oversees and produces “Sometimes I Think About Dying,” an indie drama that recently ended production.
Directed by Rachel Lambert, the film tells the story of Fran (Ridley), a woman, “who likes to think about dying. It brings sensation to her quiet life. When she makes the new guy at work laugh, it leads “More: a date, a slice of pie, a conversation, a spark. The only thing that stands in the way is Fran himself,” teases Deadline.
The film is based on “Killers”, a play by Kevin Armento, and “Sometimes I Think About Dying”, a 2019 short film starring Stefanie Abel Horowitz. Lambert co-wrote the script with Armento, Horowitz and Katy Wright-Mead.
Lambert debuted with his narrative feature film with “In the Radiant City” from 2016 and also directed the 2016 doctor “Mom Jovi”. The former was screened at the Toronto International Film Festival. Prior to the premiere, we asked Lambert what advice she would give other female directors. “Every woman in a movie you know knows that. And every woman in a movie you can help, help. Even if it means just being an ear. Or giving notes to a draft. Or sending a good suggestion to a collaborator. “Or pour margaritas, which is crucial! I’ve routinely tossed by the women I work with in this industry,” she stressed. “It’s pretty amazing.”
Ridley’s upcoming board includes Jane Anderson’s WWII drama “Women in the Castle”.