Daisy Ridley in line to play young Lara Croft

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 11 March 2016
Daisy Ridley at the Academy Awards

Daisy Ridley

Daisy Ridley is in talks to play Lara Croft in the upcoming 'Tomb Raider' prequel, based on the video game franchise

Daisy Ridley is in talks to star in the forthcoming 'Lara Croft: Tomb Raider' prequel.

The 23-year-old actress is being eyed to play a younger version of the adventurous archaeologist in the action movie, which is set to tell the iconic video game character's origin story.

However, the London-born star has a busy schedule ahead of her this year.

Daisy made her breakthrough as Rey in the 2015 science fiction blockbuster 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' and is busy filming the next instalment of the sci-fi franchise.

If she bags the part of Lara - created by British gaming company Core Design in 1996 - she will replace Angelina Jolie, who was widely credited for making the movie adaptation of the video game franchise a huge success when she brought the busty British explorer Lara Croft to life in 2001 and then again in 'Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life' in 2003.

Few other details have been revealed for the film's plot, however, the last two video games in the series - with the most recent being 2015's 'Rise of the Tomb Raider - have focused on Lara at the start of her adventures.

Evan Daugherty, Marti Noxon, Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby - who previously worked on the original script - have been drafted in for the upcoming project, that Warner Bros and MGM are partnering on to produce and release.

Tomb Raider

  • 3 stars
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 58min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Roar Uthaug
  • Cast: Alicia Vikander, Dominic West, Walton Goggins, Daniel Wu, Kristin Scott Thomas

Lara Croft (Vikander) is told by guardian Ana (Scott Thomas) that her ten-years-missing dad (West) is dead, and she inherits a key to the secrets of his past. Vikander gives it bags of commitment and Uthaug keeps the energy level high, leaving you actually looking forward to the prospect of a video game movie sequel.

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