Much has been made of the fact that 22-year-old British newcomer Daisy Ridley is positioned among the likes of Harrison Ford and Max von Sydow in the "Star Wars: Episode VII" cast. We don't know much about Ridley or her acting abilities (a three-minute sizzle reel was found online on Tuesday but swiftly taken down), but a newly unearthed short film starring the actress provides a new clue.
Titled "Blue Season," the five-minute clip was part of the Sci-Fi London 48-Hour Film Challenge, which requires participants to write, produce and edit a short film within 48 hours. This particular result features Ridley as a kidnapping victim who somehow takes a phone call from a man (Kenneth Jay) who says he'll help her escape. The thriller is menacing and kinetic -- just like something "Star Wars" director J.J. Abrams might like.