As revealed by the Hollywood Reporter earlier today, Oscar winner Alicia Vikander will take on the role of Lara Croft in the Tomb Raider reboot movie.
Following along similar lines to the 2013 reboot Tomb Raider game, the movie will follow a young and untested Lara Croft, as she grasps the instincts of survival for the very first time.
The movie, currently bearing the simple title of “Tomb Raider”, has Roar Uthaug of The Wave on board to direct, with MGM and Warner Bros co-producing the film, while the former company will also oversee general production of the film.
2015 proved to be a breakout year for Alicia Vikander, who starred in films such as The Man From U.N.C.L.E. and Ex Machina, the latter of which she garnered the Academy Award for Best Lead Actress. This year however, Vikander can be seen in The Light Between Oceans and alongside Matt Damon in Jason Bourne, the fifth movie in the Bourne series.
Vikander inherits the role from Angelina Jolie, who previously took on the iconic role of Lara Croft in 2001’s Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, as well as 2003’s Lara Croft: Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life.
A previous rumor placed the release date for the film at Fall 2017, although neither MGM nor Warner Bros has commented on the rumor.