The Danish Girl's Alicia Vikander cast as Lara Croft in Tomb Raider reboot
Alicia Vikander, star of Ex Machina and The Danish Girl, has been cast as Lara Croft in the new reboot of Tomb Raider.
Vikander, who won an Oscar for her role in The Danish Girl, was announced in the role last night (April 28th). It had been thought that Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Daisy Ridley was the frontrunner for the role, but it has gone to Vikander.
The hugely successful video game series that became two blockbuster movies will be rebooted by Roar Uthuag, the director behind the Norwegian disaster drama The Wave.
Angelina Jolie starred as heroine Lara Craft in 2001's Tomb Raider and 2003's Tomb Raider: Cradle Of Life, but will not be involved in the reboot. As well as Ridley, in recent years, The Maze Runner star Kaya Scodelario and Captain America's Hayley Atwell had all been linked with the role of Croft.
Vikander will next be seen in Jason Bourne, the new sequel that sees Matt Damon returning to the role of Jason Bourne and director Paul Greengrass return to the director's chair.
Julia Stiles will also return, with Vincel Cassel, Tommy Lee Jones also joining Vikander in the cast.
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