The film is based on Patrick Ness’ 2008 book, The Knife of Never Letting Go, which was the first installment in his Chaos Walking series. Set in the near future, the story is centered around Ridley’s character Viola, who crash lands on another planet where all the women have disappeared and all the men are afflicted by a force called “the Noise” that puts all their thoughts on display.
Upon her arrival, Viola teams up with Todd Hewitt (Holland), who vows to protect her, but also has to learn how to channel “his own inner power and unlock the planet’s dark secrets,” per a description.
Along with Ridley and Holland, Chaos Walking boasts a stacked cast that also includes Nick Jonas, Mads Mikkelsen, Cynthia Erivo, David Oyelowo, Kurt Sutter, and Demián Bichir. The film was directed by Doug Liman.