Alicia Vikander lands lead role in 'Tomb Raider' reboot

Los Angeles: Oscar-winning actress Alicia Vikander has been signed on for the untitled Tomb Raider reboot. The 27-year-old 'Ex Machina' actress is attached to play the heroine made famous by Angelina Jolie in the two previous movies.

Alicia Vikander
Alicia Vikander. Pic/Santa Banta

Daisy Ridley was previously rumored for the upcoming revamped version, reported Ace Showbiz. Based on a popular video game of the same name, the Lara Croft saga was first adapted into a movie in 2001.

It was followed by a sequel 'Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life' in 2003. The remake hasn't got a release date but has secured Norwegian director Roar Uthaug.

The storyline is still unclear but the new film is expected to focus on Lara Croft's origin story. It seems to follow in the footstep of the video game which also got rebooted in 2013 by depicting her first adventure as an archaeology student.

Alicia Vikander won Best Supporting Actress at the Academy Awards for her role in 'The Danish Girl'. Her next movies include 'Jason Bourne' with Matt Damon and 'The Light Between Oceans' with her real-life boyfriend Michael Fassbender.

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