It’s safe to assume that Daisy Ridley picked up a few million adoring fans when her role as Rey in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” premiered earlier this month. Now the actor’s voice-work will be featured in the U.S. release of Studio Ghibli’s “Only Yesterday”. The wonderful studio that created “Spirited Away” and “Princess Mononoke” will offer a North American release of the film as a limited release for fans.
A trailer for the highly anticipated animated feature was released this week, with English VO work from Daisy Ridley and Dev Patel. In the film a 27-year-old office worker travels to the countryside while reminiscing about her childhood in Tôkyô. Studio Ghibli and Academy Award-nominated director Isao Takahata are releasing the film in the United States for the first time this year, the film originally was released back in 1991. The original was directed by Isao Takahata, with David Freedman writing the original english version when it was first released.
This will be a new English language version of the popular film, with stars Daisy Ridley and Dev Patel. The film opens in NYC Jan 1, and starts nationwide Feb 26.
At just 23 years-old things couldn’t be looking better for Daisy Ridley, as we watch “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” destroy box-office records across the globe week after week. With Episode VII out in theaters Riley isn’t taking a break, the next episode in the new trilogy is currently filming. Star Wars: Episode VIII does not have a name at this point but that should be released over the next 18 months.
Until then “Star Wars” fans will just have to watch the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens Blu-Ray Edition to get their Star Wars fix until we get a few teasers for the next film from Disney. Of course you can always fill that time with The Collected Works of Hayao Miyazaki, which is an Amazon Exclusive and should offer a few dozen hours of amazing animated entertainment.