The New Lara Croft Has Been Cast!

After several months of speculation, MGM and Warner Bros. have finally found their new Tomb Raider! Unfortunately it is not Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Daisy Ridley as I had previously speculated, however this new casting news is just as interesting.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ex Machina’s Alicia Vikander has been cast as the video-game icon, and will be joining director Roar Uthaug who has already been attached to the movie.

According to the report the new Tomb Raider will “tell the story of a young and untested Croft fighting to survive her first adventure.” This seems to draw inspiration from the 2013 Tomb Raider game which focuses on a young Lara Croft and her first adventure.Tomb Raider

The last time we saw Croft on the big screen, Angelina Jolie played her in both 2001’s Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and 2003’s Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life.

Vikander was last seen in The Danish Girl where she won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in a Leading Role. And this year the actress is staying very busy by staring in Tulip Fever alongside Christopher Waltz, the new Jason Bourne film with Matt Damon, and The Light Between Oceans alongside Michael Fassbender and Rachel Weisz.

Tomb Raider is set for release in 2017.

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