Daisy Ridley (‘Lifesaver’,’Scrawl’) has the world at her feet after her amazing performance in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens‘ as Rey and now is on the short list of stars that are being looked at to tackle Lara Croft in the ‘Tomb Raider’ reboot. At this time, I do need to stress that while she is on the list that Warner Brothers and MGM are currently going through for what will clearly be an action filled tentpole film that no official negotiations or offers have yet been made.
As the part of Lara Croft was previously portrayed by Angelina Jolie and the reboot being placed in a more realistic setting, this could be the fresh start of a franchise that will not only thrill fans to check out but be perfect for an actress who can so clearly play a strong female lead. Honestly, the first three that come to mind are Ridley, Lauren Cohan (‘The Boy’,’The Vampire Diaries’) who plays Maggie on ‘The Walking Dead’, and Charlize Theron (‘Mad Max: Fury Road‘,’Prometheus’). Not to say that there aren’t a slew of talented actresses out there and I’m sure that none would want to be completely typecast but to me these are women who can exemplify being a bad ass.
The ‘Tomb Raider’ franchise has long followed Lara Croft who is an English archaeologist who spends much of her time on adventures in the realm of Indiana Jones. The new series will be based off of the video game reboot which gives us not only an introduction to the character but makes the story a bit more serious as well.
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Source: Deadline Hollywood