The “Tomb Raider” reboot has found its new Lara Croft in Alicia Vikander.
For months, reports were circulating that “Star Wars” actress Daisy Ridley and Cara Delevigne were in serious contention for the iconic role of the video game vixen. However, Justin Kroll from Variety writes that Vikander has been a frontrunner for a while already.
Although Vikander has made a name for herself after appearing in various well-known movies such as “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.”, “Ex Machina”, and “The Danish Girl” (which she won an Oscar for “Best Supporting Actress”), this is her first venture into the world of franchises. She has already proven that she has serious acting chops, so taking on the modern version of Lara Croft is a great way for her to get her action hero on.
Little is known about the “Tomb Raider” reboot but Nerdist reports that the film will be a prequel story of sorts, in which we meet a young and untested Croft embarking on her first adventure and fighting to stay alive. So we’re basically getting a Lara Croft origin story here. It would be interesting to see how her character evolves throughout her endeavours.
Director Roar Uthang has also said that he wants the new female hero to come across like a “real human being”, so viewers can probably get to experience Vikander’s version on a deeper level while she struggles to get through these crazy episodes.
The “Tomb Raider” reboot is rumoured to hit theatres on 6th October 2017. As for Vikander, the 27-year-old Swedish actress will appear alongside Matt Damon in the upcoming action flick “Jason Bourne”.