The Next Actress To Play ‘Laura Croft, Tomb Raider’ Is Here: Does She Have What It Takes?

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Some thought Daisy Ridley of Star Wars would get the role. Is this a better choice?

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IGN reports:

Warner Bros. and MGM’s upcoming Tomb Raiderreboot has found its Lara Croft in Alicia Vikander.

According to Variety, the Oscar-winning actress who starred in The Danish Girl and Ex Machina was always the studio’s top choice, despite reports that Star Wars’ Daisy Ridley was being considered. Sources have told the outlet the studio was waiting for a new draft of the script before making Vikander’s involvement official.

Vikander won and Oscar for her performance as portrait artist Gerda Wegener in The Danish Girl.

Tomb Raider will be directed by Roar Uthaug. According to the Norwegian director, the film reboot will draw inspiration from Square Enix’s new games and feature a relatable Lara Croft that feels “like a real human being.”

In addition to Tomb Raider, Vikander will star opposite Matt Damon in the fifth Bourne movie.


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