CORE STORY: Alicia Vikander cast as Lara Croft

Photo: The Weinstein Company

Photo: The Weinstein Company

Chris Luckett

Alicia Vikander, who won an Oscar two months ago for her performance in The Danish Girl, will trade corsets for tank tops in a Tomb Raider reboot.

The character of Lara Croft was made famous by a string of popular computer games, before being memorably played by Angelina Jolie in 2001’s Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and 2003’s Lara Croft: Tomb Raider — The Cradle of Life.

Earlier casting rumours for Croft circulated around Daisy Ridley (The Force Awakens), Emilia Clarke (Terminator: Genisys), Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn), and Cara Delevigne (Paper Towns), in addition to Vikander.

The Tomb Raider franchise was rebooted in video game form in 2013, which will now serve as the source material for the new film, to be directed by Roar Uthaug (The Wave).

Vikander will next be seen opposite Matt Damon in this summer’s Jason Bourne.

(Source: The Hollywood Reporter)

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