Alicia Vikander is going to be our next Lara Croft in a reboot of The Tomb Raider film franchise according to Variety.
Despite previous reports from Deadline that Star Wars: The Force Awakens actress Daisy Ridley was a frontrunner for the role.
The Swedish actress recently hit everyone’s radar after her stunning performance in Alex Garland’s superb Ex Machina, along with other roles in Son of A Gun and The Man From U.N.C.L.E. She’ll have a rather big role in this summer’s Jason Bourne.
While she was mostly nominated for awards for her two films Ex Machina and The Danish Girl, she landed a Best Supporting Actress win for The Danish Girl at this year’s Oscars. Making her a prime candidate to land her own franchise, this likely takes her out of the race to play Carol Danvers in Captain Marvel.
We’re a huge fan of Vikander and seeing her land her own action franchise was only matter of time.
GK Films and MGM will be handing production while Warner Bros. will distribute.
An official release date hasn’t been set but word is production will take place sometime this fall, with an assumed expectation that it could be released in late 2017 or sometime in the first quarter of 2018.