The Star Wars: The Force Awakens actress has been tapped to play Jewish art student Lenka, who is separated from her husband during the Nazi invasion of Prague, according to

The film, which is based on the book of the same name by Alyson Richman, was written by Marc Klein, whose previous credits including Mirror Mirror and Serendipity. Producers are reportedly taking the project to the Cannes Film Festival in France next month (May16) to drum up interest from filmmakers, studios and investors.

The British newcomer recently signed onto star in fantasy new thriller Kolma, which is based on Keren Margalit's 2003 Israeli movie All I've Got, about a young couple involved in a car accident. She will reunite with The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams on the project, as he is serving as producer.

The 24-year-old has also been in talks to take over from Angelina Jolie as action hero Lara Croft. She admitted in March (16) that "there have been conversations" but she was still waiting to hear about the part.

The rising star now has a very busy schedule and is currently filming Star Wars: Episode VIII at Pinewood Studios near London. This week (begs25Apr16) she posted a video on Instagram showing her in a martial arts training session. In the clip, she wields around a long, wooden stick, which is thought to be a stand-in for a lightsaber.

"This was today!!!" she wrote. "Our stunt team are the most incredible group of people, so lucky I get to train with them!"