Tomb Raider movie has found its Lara Croft


Star Wars star was snubbed

Replacing Angelina Jolie is hard. My local theatre production of Carmen was disastrously thrown off track when I found out the woman I was in talks with through Craigslist to play the lead turned out not to be the Angelina Jolie, but an Angelina Jolie.

Still, Hollywood needs its money and surest bet is just rebooting a series that a decade ago pulled nearly half a billion at the box office — especially after the series said films were based on itself has just had a successful reboot in the latest two Tomb Raider games.

It seems that things didn’t work out for Lara hopeful Daisy Ridley, most recently known as the lead (Ladyparts Skywalker? I haven’t seen it) in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Variety reports Swedish actor Alicia Vikander will don the tank top. Vikander was reportedly always the number one choice for the role (though Ridley auditioned); the only thing holding up the signing was a new script draft.

Vikander recently won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in The Danish Girl and she’s also the robot in good-ass movie Ex Machina.

Alicia Vikander to Play Lara Croft in ‘Tomb Raider’ Reboot [Variety]