According to The Hollywood Reporter, actress Alicia Vikander has signed on to star in the Tomb Raider movie reboot for MGM, Warner Bros. and GK Films.
Alicia Vikander, who won an Oscar for her performance in “The Danish Girl” while also starring in “Ex Machina”, “Burnt” and “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” as well as the upcoming “The Light Between Oceans” and “Jason Bourne”.
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.
Roar Uthaug (The Wave) will direct the movie. 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.