Daisy  Ridley set to narrate IMAX film "Asteroid Hunters"
"Star Wars" actress Daisy Ridley will narrate the latest IMAX educational film, Asteroid Hunters. The film is a look at asteroids, their cosmic origins and the potential threat they pose to our world. The film will be released in select IMAX® and IMAX 3D theatres starting April 17, 2020.

Written and produced by Phil Groves and directed by W.D. Hogan (TV's "The Wedding Do Over"), "Asteroid Hunters" introduces asteroid scientists and reveals the cutting-edge tools and techniques they use to detect and track asteroids and the technology that may one day protect our planet. The effects of an asteroid impact could be catastrophic and while the current probability of an event in our lifetime is low, the potential consequences make the study of asteroids an incredibly important area of scientific research. Witness the latest in planetary defense and how science, ingenuity and determination combine to explore the world's most preventable natural disaster.

"I am so very excited to work with IMAX to continue transporting audiences into space," said Daisy Ridley. "Asteroid Hunters showcases the brilliant minds of scientists and true planetary defenders working to protect our world and reminding us what our people are capable of when united by a common goal."

Asteroid Hunters was filmed using IMAX® cameras and mixed in immersive IMAX 12.0 channel sound. Utilizing awe-inspiring images and heart-pounding audio for a fully immersive experience, IMAX's Asteroid Hunters will engage audiences with the exploration of our solar system and educate how science, knowledge, and communication can be powerful enough to save the planet.

Daisy Ridley is an English actress best known for her breakthrough role as Rey in the 2015 film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens. She reprised her role as Rey in Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi in 2017 and was most recently seen in the final film in the trilogy, Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker, directed by JJ Abrams. The film marked the final chapter in The Skywalker Saga and was released on December 20, 2019. Her other film credits include Ophelia, Peter Rabbit, Murder on the Orient Express, Only Yesterday and the upcoming Chaos Walking. She also served as an executive producer on the documentary The Eagle Huntress and will be an executive producer on the television adaptation of the Maggie Hope book series.

For more information, please visit asteroidhunters.imax.com.

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