STAR WARS Star Daisy Ridley Could Play Lara Croft in TOMB RAIDER Reboot
After seeing Daisy Ridley in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, I think a lot of us knew that she was going to be a big star. She already has a great role in a huge franchise, but now it sounds like there's a chance she could join another big film series.
According to Deadline, the 23-year-old British actress is up for the iconic role of Lara Croft in Warner Bros. and MGM's upcoming Tomb Raider reboot. She is one of a number of actresses being considered for the role, and she would be freakin' amazing! She is such a wonderful fit for the role and it's easy to imagine her in that adventurous world.
The report goes on to say that she has had conversations with the studio, but there is no official offer yet. I would love to see this happen. Now that she's in my mind as Lara Croft, I can't imagine anyone better in the part!
The new Tomb Raider film is being directed by Norwegian filmmaker Roar Uthaug (The Wave) and it is said to be an origin story for Croft and that it is inspired by 2013 video game reboot. When talking about the film recently, the director said:
"I think making Lara Croft feel like a real human being, that's definitely something we want to bring to the big screen as well. I think we'll want to make people relate to Lara as a character. I'm hoping to bring some of my Norwegian sensibilities to the franchise."
He also wants to bring a Raiders of the Lost Ark vibe to the film. This really could be a great movie, especially with Ridley involved. What do you all think about her possibly landing the lead role?