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Alicia Vikander cast as Lara Croft

Alicia Vikander will star as Lara Croft in the 'Tomb Raider' reboot

HaydnSpurrell HaydnSpurrell After rumour had Daisy Ridley front-running for the role, Alicia Vikander has been cast to lead the upcoming Tomb Raider reboot as Lara Croft.

The actress had a massive 2015, starring in Ex Machina, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., and The Danish Girl, and is set to continue her rise with the upcoming Tulip Fever, The Light Between Oceans, and Jason Bourne. Now, the Swedish actress is set to embark on her first big-budget franchise.

Two previous Tomb Raider films based on the popular video game franchise has seen Angelina Jolie fill the leading role, and in 2013 the video game series was rebooted itself. Norwegian filmmaker Roar Uthaug will direct the new film from a script written by Geneva Robertson Dworet.

Source: Indiewire

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