We officially know who will take up the mantle of Lara Croft from Angelina Jolie in the upcoming Tomb Raider movie reboot: none other than Oscar winner Alicia Vikander.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Vikander is picking up the role in a new movie adapted from Crystal Dynamics’ series. The latest two Tomb Raider games reboot the series with a younger Lara in a darker, grittier story, and it seems with Vikander in the lead that it’s likely a new movie will go there too. Roar Uthaug is on board to direct — he previously helmed Norwegian disaster movie The Wave.
Vikander snagged her statue at the 2016 Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actress for her role in The Danish Girl. She also played the creepy, human-like robot Ava in the critically acclaimed Ex Machina. Seems like playing a robot that tricks humans into thinking she has feelings will be useful experience for bringing to life a character that has mostly existed only as pixels.
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