Videogame Hottie Heroine Lara Croft Resurrected for “Tomb Raider”

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If you thought Angelina Jolie was to be the big screen’s only Lara Croft, it’s time to think again. Alicia Vikander — who so charmed us as the supportive spouse of a pioneering transgender individual in The Danish Girl (and took home an Academy Award for her work) — steps into the role of a heroine who’s been capturing imaginations since she made her video game debut in 1996. In addition to the standard perilous leaps from one craggy outcropping to the next, reports indicate that the new film (simply entitled Tomb Raider) will explore the character’s roots, including a quest to discover whether her father is dead or alive. The reboot of the film franchise is said to take its inspiration from the more recent Tomb Raider games, which focus on a young Croft first learning to survive on her own, and with two actresses playing “Young Lara” and “Younger Lara”, that would seem to be the case. The star-studded cast will also feature appearances by Dominic West, Walton Goggins and Kristin Scott Thomas among others. You can catch Lara Croft and company vaulting into theaters beginning March 16.

Last modified: May 17, 2019