Star Wars actress Daisy Ridley has signed on to play a memory trafficker in the futuristic sci-fi thriller Mind Fall from director Mathieu Kassovitz (La Haine) and screenwriter Graham Moore (The Imitation Game).
Mind Fall will take place in a near-future London where the most sought-after drug on the black market is memories, physically removed from one person’s brain and implanted into another’s using a new illegal technology.
Ridley is set to portray Ardis Varnado, a top trafficker who “removes reminiscences from those looking for a quick buck, and then resells them to ‘clients,’ who pay top dollar for these ‘mems’ that bind to their subconscious, effectively becoming indistinguishable from their natural memories. Meanwhile, she battles her own addiction to the mems, often struggling to distinguish between the life she’s lived and the memories she’s implanted. So, when she’s accused of murdering one of her clients, Ardis’ instinct is to doubt her own mind. She decides to solve the crime herself, hoping to clear her name but questioning everything she’s ever thought to be real. And as she pulls back the layers, she realizes that she has every reason to do so.”
Ridley was last seen alongside Tom Holland in Doug Liman’s long-delayed Chaos Walking, and recently wrapped filming on The Marsh King’s Daughter, a thriller from director Neil Burger.