Daisy Ridley Reportedly Being Considered For Lara Croft Role in Tomb Raider Reboot

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens actress Daisy Ridley is rumored to be in consderation for the Lara Croft role in the upcoming Tomb Raider film reboot.

According to Deadline, the 23-year-old Brit newcomer is in the running for another iconic role: Lara Croft. Warner Bros. and MGM are teaming to produce the film's release, and it will be directed by Roar Uthaug. There have been no official negotiations yet, but I hope that they'll end up choosing her. I think she has the looks to pull it off.

The original Tomb Raider films, based on the long-running Eidos (now Square Enix) videogame series, starred Angelina Jolie as the adventurous archaeologist. The reboot has been in the planning stages for years while the studios struggled to come up with a creative direction. The success of the recent game franchise reboot is said to have provided some creative assistance for the series.

The role was famously played by Angelina Jolie in the original Tomb Raider films, based on the action/adventure videogame series, which follows English archaeologist Lara Croft through a series of adventures heavily inspired by Indiana Jones . The film reboot has been in the planning stages for years, but it lacked creative direction. The success of the recent game franchise reboot helped solve that issue. The director recently said that the film will take inspiration from the new games and Raiders of the Lost Ark.