Daisy Ridley’s ‘The Eagle Huntress’ Sells to Sony Pictures Classics

Sundance 2016: Documentary produced by “Star Wars” actress follows Mongolian teenager who learns the art of falconry

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Sony Pictures Classics has acquired the rights to the Daisy Ridley-produced Sundance documentary “The Eagle Huntress,” according to multiple media reports.

The film, directed by Otto Bell, follows a Mongolian teenager named Ashol-Pan who learns the art of falconry in a remote mountain region of her native country. It also documents her training for an annual competition that sees her competing against 70 male eagle hunters.

Ridley, who played Rey in the blockbuster “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” recently signed on to executive produce the film. She will also provide the narration for English language audiences, while the film itself is in Kazakh with English subtitles.

Stacey Reiss and Sharon Chang produced the project. Ridley, Morgan Spurlock, Jeremy Chilnick, Susan MacLaury, Barbara Dobkin, Dan Cogan, Regina K. Scully and Marc H. Simon served as executive producers.

The filmmakers were represented by CAA.