Based on Keren Margalit’s 2003 Israeli fantasy thriller All I’ve Got, Kolma has found a home over at Paramount with a great creative team. Marielle Heller (Diary of Teenage Girl) will be directing with Daisy Ridley (Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens) starring in the the Bad Robot produced film. The negociations are currently taking place.
The Wrap reports that J.J. Abrams will be producing Kolma with Sherryl Clark, Ram Bergman and David Lonner. Elizabeth Rapaso will oversee the project as Paramount’s executive producer with Lindsey Weber representing Bad Robot and a recent draft of the script written by Megan Holley.
The film follows a woman who at the end of her life is given the choice to move on and reunite with the love of her life or return to the date of the tragic car accident where she lost him 50 years earlier. This intriguing concept will be getting around a $60-$70 million budget to allow for visual effects while still being a mid-range film.
While Ridley is currently working on Star Wars: Episode VIII and is rumored to be cast in the Tomb Raider reboot, it makes sense for her next project to not necessarily be a big tentpole film. We’re excited to see the talented actress flex her dramatic chops in something different with a predominantly female production team.
IMDB description of All I’ve Got: “A 72-year-old grandmother dies and finds herself on a ferry, which will take her across the river to the hereafter. On the ferryboat she meets her first love, who was killed in a road accident in which they were both involved when they were young. She is presented with a fateful choice: to start life afresh as a 22-year-old – her age at the time of the accident – and to relinquish all her memories of the life she has lived with her husband and children; or to remain a 72-year-old woman with all her life’s memories intact. If she chooses the second alternative she will get off the boat when it reaches its destination and will never be truly reunited with her beloved, who has been waiting for her on the ferryboat for 50 long years.”