Daisy Ridley has had 'conversations' about Lara Croft

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 22 March 2016
Daisy Ridley

Daisy Ridley

Daisy Ridley has been talking to bosses about taking on the role of Lara Croft in the forthcoming prequel

Daisy Ridley has confirmed she's had "conversations" with bosses about starring in the 'Lara Croft: Tomb Raider' prequel.

The 23-year-old actress was rumoured to play the younger version of the adventurous archaeologist in the action movie, which is set to tell the iconic video game character's origin story, earlier this month and she has now admitted the role is probably going to be hers, although she's still waiting for the green light.

Speaking to 'The Hollywood Reporter' at the Jameson Empire Awards in London last Sunday (20.03.16), she said: "There have been conversations [with the producers and bosses] but I'm waiting for someone to say 'I want you, let's do it.' "

And, although the brunette beauty has a jam-packed schedule this year, the London-born star is adamant she would "absolutely" embrace the chance to "fill up" her calendar if it meant she secured the gig.

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.

Daisy made her breakthrough as Rey in the 2015 science-fiction blockbuster 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'.

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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