Oscar-winning actress Alicia Vikander has been chosen to play the part of Lara Croft in the new Tomb Raider reboot.
The Swedish actress who was awarded for her role in The Danish Girl will follow in the steps of Angelina Jolie, this time as a younger character of the British archeologist. Her role will tell the origins of Lara Croft as a younger character titled, Rise of The Tomb Raider, according to the game.
Producers are building on the momentum which the 2013’s “Tomb Raider” and 2015’s “Rise of the Tomb Raider” video games have created. The recent games were developed by Crystal Dynamics.
The new movie will be directed by Norwegian director Roar Uthaug and Graham King has been announced as its producer.
In 2012, MGM, acquired the film rights and will develop the reboot alongside GK Films and Warner Bros.
Angelina Jolie had played the Lara Croft character which was based on the 1996 game in 2001 as, “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider” and the 2003 sequel, “The Cradle of Life.”
Although both movies success was arguable, Jolie’s role as Lara Croft was well praised.
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, the original franchise, took $275 million worldwide at the box office, and its sequel Lara Croft, Tomb Raider: The cradle of Life, earned $157 million.
Source: Hollywood Reporter, Telegraph