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Tomb Raider Movie Casts New Lara Croft, and It's Not Star Wars' Daisy Ridley

The Tomb Raider film reboot has its star.


The upcoming Tomb Raider reboot movie has cast its Lara Croft, and it's not Star Wars: The Force Awakens star Daisy Ridley.

Alicia Vikander, who won an Oscar for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for her part in The Danish Girl, will be the next person to play Lara Croft on the big screen. That's according to a report by The Hollywood Reporter that has since been shared on Twitter by GK Films, which is producing the film along with MGM.

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A release date for the film has not yet been announced, but Roar Uthaug (The Wave, Escape) is confirmed to be directing.

Reports emerged in March that Ridley was in talks for the leading role in the movie. Later in the month, she confirmed conversations had taken place, but according to Variety, Vikander was always the top choice.

The new Tomb Raider movie represents a reboot for the film franchise. The last movie in the series was 2003's Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life, which, like the first Tomb Raider film, starred Angelina Jolie in the lead role.

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