Alicia Vikander to Play Lara Croft

Alicia Vikander, 2016’s Oscar winning actress for her supporting role in The Danish Girl (2015/16), has been cast as Lara Croft in the highly anticipated ‘Tomb Raider’ reboot.

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The popular video game franchise that has already had the silver-screen treatment with Angelina Jolie in the lead role, shall be rebooted by MGM, Warner Bros and GK Films, and will be directed by Norwegian Roar Uthaug (The Wave).

Vikander, whose rise to prominence in 2015 included her Oscar nominated role, as well as critically acclaimed performances in Ex Machina and The Man from U.N.C.L.E., has taken on the role after much speculation that The Force Awakens star Daisy Ridley would be portraying the character.

There is currently no scheduled release date for the movie.

Source: THR