Meet New Lara Croft! Alicia Vikander Lands Lead Role in 'Tomb Raider' Reboot

The 'Ex Machina' actress is going to play the badass treasure hunter originated by Angelina Jolie for the upcoming remake.

AceShowbiz - %cAlicia Vikander% is signed on for the untitled Tomb Raider reboot. The "Ex Machina" actress is attached to play the heroine made famous by %cAngelina Jolie% in the two previous movies. %cDaisy Ridley% was previously rumored for the upcoming revamped version.

Based on a popular video game of the same name, the Lara Croft saga was first adapted into a movie in 2001. It was followed by a sequel "Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life" in 2003. The remake hasn't got a release date but has secured Norwegian director Roar Uthaug.

The storyline is still unclear but the new film is expected to focus on Lara Croft's origin story. It seems to follow in the footstep of the video game which also got rebooted in 2013 by depicting her first adventure as an archaeology student.

Alicia Vikander won Best Supporting Actress at the Academy Awards for her role in "The Danish Girl". Her next movies include "Jason Bourne" with %cMatt Damon% and "The Light Between Oceans" with her real-life boyfriend %cMichael Fassbender%.

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