Attending at the at the Empire Awards, held in London on Sunday and speaking briefly with The Hollywood Reporter, Daisy Ridley has confirmed there “have been conversations” about her picking up the Lara Croft role in the upcoming Tomb Raider Reboot, but she has not been offered the role yet.
“I’m waiting for someone to say ‘I want you, let’s do it’,” she said, adding that there wasn’t a script for the film yet.
Ridley’s co-star John Boyega said to THR: “I texted Daisy [and] was like, ‘this is you!’ and ‘you need to get on that because you could be Lara Croft.’ She should be.”
No Actress/Actor has been signed on for the movie at this moment.
Lara Croft first appeared on big screen, portrayed by Angelina Jolie, in 2001 in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, a blockbuster distributed by Paramount Pictures,that grossed $274.7M worldwide. The 2003 follow-up, Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life, only earned a minor $156.5M for Paramount.
Any details on the story plot remain a secret, but the movie will detail on Lara Croft’s first adventure. Evan Daugherty, Marti Noxon, Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby previously have worked on the movie script.
Cassidy Langen is overseeing this movie project for MGM, while Drew Crevello is for Warner Bros. and Denis O’Sullivan for GK Films. MGM will oversee the production of the movie.
We’ll keep you updated on the Tomb Raider movie Reboot as development continues.