Daisy Ridley To Lead Spy Biopic A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE

The folks over at Deadline are hearing that Paramount Pictures has acquired the rights to the Sonia Purnell book ‘A Woman Of No Importance,’ with plans for a feature adaptation starring Daisy Ridley (‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’).

The book, published in 1893, tells the story 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.

After being rejected because of gender and a disability — she lost part of her leg in a hunting accident — Hall worked during the war for the British intelligence unit SOE.

J.J. Abrams’ production banner Bad Robot is on board to produce.