Star Wars’ Daisy Ridley to take on Angelina Jolie’s Lara Croft role?
Star Wars: The Force Awakens star Daisy Ridley is reportedly in the running to take on the role of Lara Croft, based on the popular video game series, taking over from Angelina Jolie.Updated: Mar 12, 2016 14:50 IST
Star Wars: The Force Awakens star Daisy Ridley is reportedly in the running to take on the role of Lara Croft, based on the popular video game series, taking over from Angelina Jolie.
Daisy, 23, was picked out of virtual obscurity to star as Rey in the Star Wars and now she is being eyed for the action role made famous by Angelina Jolie in the early 2000s, reported Deadline.
Movie executives at Warner Bros and MGM are relaunching the franchise, based on the popular video game series, and are reportedly looking at a number of actresses.
Watch the trailer for the original Lara Croft movie here
“The latest adaptation, which has been in development for several years, received a jolt of adrenaline when the video game series was rebooted by game developer Square Enix with 2013’s Tomb Raider, which depicted Croft’s first adventure as an archaeology student, and follow-up Rise Of The Tomb Raider. That younger take on the character’s origin and path to derring-do are believed to have given the film’s producers some creative guidance,” reports Deadline.
Watch the trailer for the new Lara Croft videogame here
The reboot has reportedly been in the works for several years, although it is unclear when the movie is slated to begin filming as the production is in its very early stages.
It is tentatively slated for a 2017 release with Norwegian director Roar Uthaug at the helm.
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First Published: Mar 12, 2016 14:49 IST