With the announcement of the new Netflix Original movie First Ascent, we are literally riddled with Ridleys. The movie is produced by none other than the renowned director, Ridley Scott, while his son, Jake Scott is directing. Meanwhile, the lead actor in the mixed genre movie is Star Wars actress Daisy Ridley. Read on to find out what we know so far about the new upcoming movie First Ascent.
New Netflix Original movie First Ascent
As part of the streamer’s ongoing production of quality feature films starring big names, the latest Netflix Original movie is First Ascent. The movie will be produced by renowned director and producer Ridley Scott, while his son, Jake Scott is directing. Jake’s directing credits include American Woman and Welcome to the Rileys. Meanwhile, he has also directed a number of music videos for the likes of artists like The Rolling Stones, Soundgarden, U2 and more.
Besides Ridley Scott of Scott Free, Kevin Walsh, Michael Pruss and Sukee Chew of Hopscotch Pictures will be producing. While so far, little is known of the cast of the movie, we do know that Daisy Ridley is playing the lead. Moreover, the script is by Colin Bannon (Love Conquers Paul) and was acquired by Netflix for a six-figure amount in 2019.
Plot of the new movie
As mentioned above, the movie is a mixed genre production and has been described as The Shining meets Free Solo. Netflix’s official synopsis reads that two years ago, a free solo accident almost kills Hilary Hall (Daisy Ridley). She enlists the help of her old climbing partners to document her comeback, by making the first ascent of a 4,000-foot rock wall in rural China.
However, during the harrowing climb, Hilary struggles with her inner demons and supernatural forces. Meanwhile, it slowly becomes clear to her that this mountain doesn’t want to be conquered.
Cast of First Ascent
As of now, only Daisy Ridley is said to be attached to the Netflix movie First Ascent. She is known for a number of projects, famously including her role as Rey in the Star Wars saga. The British actress has also starred in Murder on the Orient Express, Ophelia and other movies.
Daisy has also starred in a number of British TV series in the past, including Mr Selfridge and the BBC crime drama, Silent Witness. She also starred in a number of short films, including 100% Beef, Scrawl and Crossed Wires.
Production status and release date of the Netflix Original movie
According to Production Weekly, the Netflix Original movie First Ascent is set to enter production in January 2022. So far, the shooting locations are unknown.
As the movie hasn’t yet entered production, Netflix has not announced a date for the release of First Ascent. However, What’s on Netflix theorizes that with a January 2022 filming start, the movie should release at some time in early 2023.
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