Contrary to previous reports, the star of the “Tomb Raider” reboot is “The Danish Girl” star Alicia Vikander, not “Star Wars’” Daisy Ridley.
In March, the Deadline reported that the 20-year-old actress, who is now busy filming some scenes for “Star Wars: Episode VIII,” was among those considered to follow the footsteps of the original Lara Croft, 40-year-old actress Angelina Jolie.
It can be recalled that the wife of Brad Pitt gave life to the character of the English archaeologist in the 2001 film “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider” and “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider: Cradle of Life” two years after.
Amid conversations of her taking over the role, the report pointed out that there have been no final negotiations or official decisions made during that time.
However, on Thursday, The Hollywood Reporter revealed that the new Lara Croft was finally named.
It was learned that Alicia Vikander already signed up for the role of the young and “untested” girl who is set to unleash her innermost strength and wisdom to survive her first adventure.
The upcoming “Tomb Raider” movie will have “The Wave’s” Roar Uthaug as its director, with Graham King as the producer.
Both MGM and Warner Bros. are co-producing the new project after acquiring the rights from GK Films, who previously got the film rights from Square Enix Ltd. in 2011.
The upcoming film of the Swedish actress, who played an AI in “Ex Machina,” would have MGM as the one overseeing the entire production.
But before getting the chance to watch Alicia Vikander in the new version of “Tomb Raider,” her fans will be seeing her first as a lover of Dane DeHaan in “Tulip Fever,” according to Entertainment Weekly.
The period drama of Alicia Vikander, set to hit theaters on July 15, was based on the novel with the same title by Deborah Moggach.
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