Alicia Vikander To Play Lara Croft In Tomb Raider Reboot
|Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl (2015)|
Hot off the awards trail, cooling off her newly achieved Oscar, Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina, The Danish Girl) is ready to take her acting career to the next level as Lara Croft! That’s right, Tomb Raider is making a comeback with Vikander as its new lead for MGM, Warner Bros., and GK Films.
Vikander looks to accomplish the same here. As the “it” girl last year with Ex Machina (my favorite for the year), The Man from U.N.C.L.E., and The Danish Girl (what she took home the Oscar for best supporting actress with), Vikander seems to be swiftly on the road to household stardom. With no plans of slowing down, seeing this year alongside Michael Fassbender in the drama The Light Between Oceans and Matt Damon in the latest installment of the Jason Bourne franchise. Oceans being from director Derek Cianfrance (Blue Valentine, The Place Beyond the Pines). So a range of films Vikander seems to be suitable for.
MGM & WB are co-producing with MGM overseeing production, acquiring rights from GK Films who acquired them from Square Enix, Ltd. in 2011. Roar Uthaug (The Wave) is set to direct with a date still to be determined.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter