Alicia Vikander cast as Lara Croft in the Tomb Raider reboot


Alicia Vikander has been cast as the new Lara Croft for the Tomb Raider reboot, which starts a fine tradition of casting Academy Award winners in the role. Angelina Jolie won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for Girl, Interrupted, and Viaknder won a Best Supporting Actress statuette earlier this year for The Danish Girl. Vikander also starred in Ex Machina, which is a better movie than any of the other movies listed in this paragraph.

The Tomb Raider reboot will be directed by Norwegian filmmaker Roar Uthaug, with a screenplay by Geneva Robertson-Dworet. Uthaug’s other movies include The Wave and Escape; Robertson-Dworet’s sci-fi screenplay Hibernation made the 2012 Black List. Roar Uthaug is also a fun name to say out loud. Try it!

You may recall that Daisy Ridley was also being eyed for the role, but Vikander should be more than capable for it. Besides, Ridley is probably busy doing those low-budget indie Star Wars movies.

What do you think of this casting news? Has anyone even watched those Jolie Tomb Raider movies in the last 10 years? Let us know in the comments.

[via THR]

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