Daisy Ridley
Daisy Ridley is all set to feature in period drama The Lost wifeValerie Macon / Getty Images

Daisy Ridley has her hands full with commercial as well as historical films this year. The 24-year-old actress, who is already filming the eighth episode of Star Wars, has bagged a role in The Lost Wife, a period drama set against the backdrop of World War II.

Scripted by Marc Klein, the film is set in a pre-war Prague and essentially explores the romance between a young Jewish art student and her best friend's older brother in the midst of a Nazi invasion. Alyson Richman's novel by the same name has inspired this historical romance, where Ridley's character survives the war and a post-war America only to reunite with her lost-love decades later.

Produced by Robbie Brenner, Michelle Chydzik and Jeff Waxman, the project is yet to find a director. A source told Variety the period drama is of top priority for the producers and they are currently meeting with potential directors.

Meanwhile, Ridley is busy on the sets of the Star Wars instalment, where she was recently seen showing off her new and improved lightsaber skills. The English actress wrote in an Instagram post: "I always try to get him [Liang Yang, stunt master] to teach me things," along with a video of her "in action".

The Star Wars actress will team up with the franchise's director JJ Abrams again for another film, a fantasy thriller called Kolma, which also has Marielle Heller on board as the director with Abrams producing the film. Star Wars 8 is set to hit the theatres on 15 December 2017.