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Rogue One's Ben Mendelsohn joins Star Wars' Daisy Ridley in new movie

They'll be father and daughter of sorts.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story actor Ben Mendelsohn has joined the cast of upcoming psychological thriller The Marsh King's Daughter.

The actor, who is perhaps best known for his role as Imperial Army commander Orson Krennic in the sci-fi spin-off, will be seen opposite fellow Star Wars star Daisy Ridley in the Neil Burger (Limitless) movie.

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Adapted from Karen Dionne's book of the same name by Elle Smith and The Revenant writer Mark L Smith, the film follows Helena (Ridley), a young woman who is forced to confront past traumas when her father Jacob Holbrook (Mendelsohn) re-enters her life.

The pair's relationship is fraught to say the least, as Helena was born during a time when Jacob was holding her mother captive in a remote cabin out in the wilderness, having kidnapped her as a teenager.

According to Deadline, production is expected to begin in Canada next month.

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Related: Star Wars' Daisy Ridley says she cried "all day" after The Rise of Skywalker filming ended

Teddy Schwarzman (The Imitation Game), Keith Redmon (The Revenant) will produce alongside Smith. Black Bear's Michael Heimler, Syndicate Entertainment's Cliff Roberts and Charles Miller are on board as executive producers.

Across his career, Mendelsohn has also appeared in titles such as Animal Kingdom, The Place Beyond the Pines and Captain Marvel. He has had major roles in TV hits such as Bloodline and The Outsider, too.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and the entire Skywalker Saga are available on DVD, Blu-ray and 4K now, as well as on Disney+, while Rise of Skywalker is also on Sky Cinema Premiere and NOW.


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