Daisy Ridley to star in Cleaner, a movie that’s basically Die Hard in London

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Daisy Ridley is set to star in Cleaner, a movie that – on the premise alone – is sure to shoot up to the top of your most-anticipated lists.

As per Deadline, Star Wars actor Ridley is swapping lightsabers for a bucket and mop as Joey Locke, a soldier-turned-window-cleaner who stumbles on to a hostage situation in London’s iconic Shard building.

The outlet even has a snippet of the premise for the "timely action thriller", in which "radical activists take over an energy company’s annual gala at the Shard." Unfortunately, their "just cause" is "hijacked by a zealous extremist within their ranks, who is ready to murder everyone in the building to send his anarchic message to the world." As you do.

Yes, it’s basically Die Hard –  and Ridley’s Locke will inevitably have to save the day. But the London twist and promise of Ridley spouting one-liners is too hard to pass up. As premises go, it’s brilliantly wild. Better still, it’s helmed by Martin Campbell – better known to Bond fans as the director of GoldenEye and Casino Royale.

Ridley, meanwhile, is all set to reprise her role as Rey Skywalker in a new Star Wars movie. Announced at Star Wars Celebration, the tale will be set 15 years after the Jedi took down the First Order in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy will be directing the project.

No word on release dates yet for either Ridley flick, though we expect her to – ahem – clean up at the box office all the same. For more on what’s coming your way, check out our guide to upcoming movies and our movie release dates calendar.

Bradley Russell

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