Tuesday 6 December 2016

Tomb Raider movie casts its hero

Mark O'Beirne

Published 29/04/2016 | 09:16

Tomb Raider
Tomb Raider

The upcoming Tomb Raider movie has cast Alicia Vikander in the lead role of Lara Croft. The film doesn't have a release date yet.

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The new Tomb Raider movie has found its Lara Croft. Alicia Vikander has been cast as the tomb raiding adventurer.

The Force Awakens' Daisy Ridley was previously rumoured to be a frontrunner for the role, Variety reports that Vikander was "always in the driver's seat" to play Lara. Vikander has a Best Supporting Actress Oscar under her belt for The Danish Girl, and is set to appear in Jason Bourne and The Ocean Between Us later this year.

The upcoming film is to be directed by Norwegian filmmaker Roar Uthaug and is being produced by Graham King.

Lara Croft previously appeared on the big screen in 2003 with Angelina Jolie in the lead role. While Lara Croft has been a face of video games for the best part of 20 years, the reboot of the Tomb Raider series in 2013 put her back in the public eye and bolstered interest in the series once more.

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