It looks as though ‘Tomb Raider’ has found its Lara Croft.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, 27-year-old Alicia Vikander has been cast in the upcoming ‘Tomb Raider’ reboot as the classic videogame heroine.
“Lara Croft has been found,” they revealed. “Alicia Vikander has signed on to star in Tomb Raider for MGM,Warner Bros and GK Films, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.”
Alicia Vikander is perhaps best known for her role in ‘The Danish Girl’… a role which landed her the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. But she also wowed as the feisty A.I. Ava in the critically-acclaimed sci-fi film, ‘Ex Machina’.
“The movie project, which has Roar Uthaug (The Wave) on board to direct, will tell the story of a young and untested Croft fighting to survive her first adventure,” they revealed… and it sounds as though it’ll be based on the 2013 ‘Tomb Raider’ video game reboot.
But will this be the start of Alicia Vikander’s very own franchise?
She’s certainly proved herself as a more than capable actress in recent years… and with MGM and Warner Bros. behind the upcoming ‘Tomb Raider’ reboot, it’s likely they’re hoping to turn this into something far bigger than before.
“MGM and Warner Bros are co-producing the film with MGM overseeing production. They acquired the rights from GK Films who had previously purchased the film rights in 2011 from Square Enix Ltd.”
Of course, we’ve already seen a ‘Tomb Raider’ franchise before, with Angelina Jolie as the iconic female lead. But this time around, it seems they’re going for something very different.
Will it prove to be a hit? For now, we’ll have to wait and see.
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