Deadline exclusively reports that Paramount have acquired the film rights for Sonia Purnell’s novel A Woman Of No Importance and have attached Daisy Ridley to star.
The novel is the biography of American heiress and super-spy Virginia Hall, who attempted to break into the ranks of the American Foreign Service in the years before World War II. Rejected because of gender and disability (she lost part of her leg in a hunting accident), Hall worked during the war for the British intelligence unit SOE, before joining the OSS, the forerunner of the CIA.
J.J Abrams’ Bad Robot will be producing the project. Daisy Ridley will appear in upcoming films Murder On The Orient Express and Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
There is no cinematic release date as of yet for A Woman Of No Importance.