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TOMB RAIDER (2017): Daisy Ridley In Talks To Play Lara Croft

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Daisy Ridley might appear in Tomb Raider. The Star Wars: The Force Awakens star is being considered for the lead role in the video game-based adventure film.

That Warner Bros. and MGM would consider Ridley for the role of Lara Croft is hardly surprising. Following the monumental success of The Force Awakens, Ridley is highly recognizable to audiences and will no doubt draw in viewers who were impressed by her work in that film. These qualities are of the utmost importance to Tomb Raider, as it will likely be the first in a series of movies that feature Ridley as the main character.

That being said, the young star’s involvement in the film has yet to be confirmed. Indeed, other actresses have reportedly been asked by the studio if they are interested in the role, although none have been identified. Riding high on the success of her last project, however, Ridley has a very good chance of beating the competition and winning the role. A specific release date has not been given for the film, but it is expected to come out sometime in 2017:

Apparently talks have taken place but its far from a done deal, as the studio has met with other young actresses for the role.

Norwegian filmmaker Roar Uthaug will helm the video game adaptation, and it was recently confirmed that his film would be based on the plot of Square Enix 2013 version which followed Croft on her first adventure.

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