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Mark O'Beirne

Published 11/03/2016 | 07:03

Daisy Ridley
Daisy Ridley

Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Daisy Ridley is one of the actresses in the running for the role of Lara Croft in the Tomb Raider movie reboot.

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Daisy Ridley may have been virtually unknown when cast in The Force Awakens, but everyone knows her now thanks to a stellar performance as Rey. She may soon land another iconic role, as she's being tipped for the role of Lara Croft in a Tomb Raider reboot.

A report from Deadline indicates that the 23-year-old actress is being considered for the part previously played by Angelina Jolie. However, it is early days, and there have been no official negotiations or offers made just yet.

The film reboot has been in the pipeline for years, but renewed interest and creative inspiration thanks to the videogame reboot may have given it the shot in the arm that the film needed.

Ridley seems like a fitting choice for the role of the iconic videogame heroine.

Ridley is currently filming Star Wars Episode VIII; she hasn't rushed to take on more work on the back of her rise to stardom, but perhaps a portrayal of Lara Croft will tempt her.

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