Walton Goggins Cast As Villain In Tomb Raider
The Emmy Award-nominated Justified actor is the latest talent to be added to the cast of the video game adaptation. Alicia Vikander, known for her work on the critically acclaimed The Danish Girl, has already been picked to play Lara Croft, the protagonist and beloved gaming icon. The role has been previously played by Angelina Jolie, who portrayed the adventurer in two films based on the game series.
Norwegian filmmaker Roar Uthaug (The Wave) will direct the film, which has a script by Transformers: The Last Knight scribe Geneva Robertson-Dworet.
The original Tomb Raider game was published in 1996 by the London-based video game company Eidos and became one of the most successful video games of the time. A reboot of the series, telling the origin of Lara Croft, was released in 2013 and sold over 5 million copies. The most recent game, titled Rise of the Tomb Raider, is available now for the Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC.
Paramount Pictures previously made two movies about the daredevil archaeologist on a series of global missions.
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