Star Wars star Daisy Ridley is in negotiations to star in an upcoming psychological crime-thriller titled The Ice Beneath Her, which is set up at STX Films. This is a popular project in Hollywood that lots of studios wanted to get their hands on.
The story is an adaptation of Camilla Grebe’s bestselling 2015 novel of the same name and it’s described as having the same tone as Gone Girl and The Girl On The Train.
The story “revolves around a detective and psychological profiler who work to solve the case after a young woman is found beheaded in the home of a prominent businessman. The investigation quickly evolves into a race against time.”
Well, that certainly sounds like an intense thriller! Andrew Lazar (American Sniper) is producing the film and filmmaker trio Radio Silence (Ready Or Not) are attached to direct and produce. Caitlin Parrish, writer of Berlanti Productions’ Supergirl and The Red Line, has adapted the book.
Ridley was most recently seen in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and is currently in post-production on big-budget Lionsgate pic Chaos Walking, which is due to be released early next year. This new film project seems like it will be a great project for her as it’s different from anything else she’s done.
Below you’ll find the full description of the book:
Winter’s chill has descended on Stockholm as police arrive at the scene of a shocking murder. An unidentified woman lies beheaded in a posh suburban home—a brutal crime made all the more disturbing by its uncanny resemblance to an unsolved killing ten years earlier. But this time there’s a suspect: the charismatic and controversial chain-store CEO Jesper Orre, who owns the home but is nowhere to be found.
To homicide detectives Peter Lindgren and Manfred Olsson, nothing about the suave, high-profile businessman—including a playboy reputation and rumors of financial misdeeds—suggests he conceals the dark heart and twisted mind of a cold-blooded killer. In search of a motive, Lindgren and Olsson turn to the brilliant criminal profiler Hanne Lagerlind-Schön. Once a valued police asset, now marooned in unhappy retirement and a crumbling marriage, she’s eager to exercise her keen skills again—and offer the detectives a window into the secret soul of Jesper Orre.
But they’re not the only ones searching. Two months before, Emma Bohman, a young clerk at Orre’s company, chanced to meet the charming chief executive, and romance swiftly bloomed. Almost as quickly as the passionate affair ignited, it was over when Orre inexplicably disappeared. One staggering misfortune after another followed, leaving Emma certain that her runaway lover was to blame and transforming her confusion and heartbreak into anger.
Now, pursuing the same mysterious man for different reasons, Emma and the police are destined to cross paths in a chilling dance of obsession, vengeance, madness, and love gone hellishly wrong.
Does this sound like a story that will make for an interesting crime-thriller that you’d want to watch?