Alicia Vikander Cast as Lara Croft in “Tomb Raider” Reboot
Alicia Vikander, Oscar winner and star of Ex Machina and The Danish Girl, has been cast as Lara Croft in MGM and GK Films’ Tomb Raider reboot. While other actresses had been considered (including Daisy Ridley, star of the recent remake of Star Wars), Vikander was reportedly the producers’ first choice all along.
“The Danish Girl” star Alicia Vikander has nabbed one of Hollywood’s most coveted leading roles.
Vikander will be playing Lara Croft in the MGM and GK Films’ “Tomb Raider” reboot, it was announced Thursday. Norwegian helmer Roar Uthaug is on board to direct.
While other actresses had met for the role, including Daisy Ridley, source indicate that Vikander had always been the first choice. The reason for the delay of announcement was that the studio was waiting for a new draft of the script, sources say.