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It’s been a seriously long time coming but, at last, we have a new Lara Croft. Despite Daisy Ridley aggressively campaigning in recent weeks for the part, recent Oscar winner and hot property Alicia Vikander will now be headlining the long-gestated Tomb Raider reboot. It’s potentially superb casting, taking a celebrated actress who very much looks the part, capable of a cut glass English accent, who could revitalise what already should have been one of the biggest and best action adventure franchises out there, were it not for two underwhelming movies that have barely lingered in the memory. Angelina Jolie actually deserved better as Lady Croft, an iconic actress in a legendary role who was saddled with average directors, scripts and plotlines in original Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and later The Cradle of Life. Vikander, we can hope, will »
- Tony Black
We're pretty sure Angelina Jolie looks amazing no matter what she does. The actress stepped out in London on Monday to grab dinner with politician William Hague. Angelina, who stunned in a gray dress and heels, politely waved to photographers as she left Quaglino's restaurant in the city's St. James neighborhood. The mom of six has been making regular visits to the UK with her children in recent weeks while her husband, Brad Pitt, films his new movie, Allied, in Southern England. See more pictures from her latest appearance ahead, and then check out 31 times the couple wasn't shy about showing Pda. »
- Kelsie Gibson
Alicia Vikander, one of Hollywood’s fastest rising stars, has landed the part of Lara Croft in the much-anticipated Tom Raider reboot. Alicia Vikander Is Lara Croft Vikander will be following in the footsteps of Angelina Jolie as Lara Croft, the titular tomb raider in the new movie that will be directed by Roar Uthaug. It […]
- Chelsea Regan
With three Sundance premieres under his belt, it may have only been a matter of time before Antonio Campos (Christine, Simon Killer, Afterschool) moved onto studio fare. It was less a matter of time that he’d direct a prequel to one of the most popular horror films in movie history, yet THR has word that 20th Century Fox seeks him for The First Omen, a movie who want to know a bit more about the possessed child named Damien.
Details on the project are a bit sparse, save for the involvement of screenwriter Ben Jacoby and, on the producing side, David S. Goyer‘s Phantom Four. Make of the suggestive title what you will — if you have any desire to think about this in any terms, I mean. The prospect of Campos’ static, long-shot aesthetic entering the big-studio reboot / remake realm is intriguing, certainly, but to what end, really? »
- Nick Newman
The world would be a far better place with more melodrama in it. Cinematically speaking, at least.
Take the debut film from director Piero Messina for example. Entitled L’Attesa, the former assistant director to Paolo Sorrentino on The Great Beauty takes the viewer to Sicily and introduces them to Anna, mother to Giuseppe, as she awaits his girlfriend’s arrival. Meeting one another for the first time, Anna and the beautiful Jeanne (Lou de Laage) are planning on sharing a few days before Easter together as they await the arrival of Guiseppe. However, as one would expect with any melodrama worth its weight in heightened emotions, things aren’t quite as they seem as both parties have secrets being hidden, making the connection the two make all the more powerful and all the more emotionally devastating. What starts out as a seemingly standard melodrama evolves into a moving meditation »
- Joshua Brunsting
In an unexpected bit of casting, Alicia Vikander was just announced to be taking over as Lara Croft in the reboot of the Tomb Raider franchise. Original whispers of Daisy Ridley accepting the role weren't meant to be and instead the reigning Best Supporting Actress winner will be taking on the bodacious archaelogist.
The delightful happenstance of the casting is that Croft was also the first post-Oscar high-profile role choice Angelina Jolie (who played Croft in 2001 and 2003). For Jolie it was her launch pad into the bonafide box office draw that she still is today, so perhaps this could be a similar vehical for Vikander. Does this mean that the inevitable rereboot will be played by the Best Supporting Actress winner of 2032?
Only supporting actress winners can be Lara Croft.
— Brian Duffield (@BrianDuffield) April 29, 2016
Croft is a character we remember more for appearance than for any facet of her personality, »
- Chris Feil
It’s been quite a year for Alicia Vikander. She snagged her first Oscar, as Best Supporting Actress for her terrific turn in The Danish Girl. She’s been filming Jason Bourne. And now she’s snagged the much-sought lead role in the Tomb Raider movie reboot.
Daisy Ridley had been the apparent running favourite for the role, although her Star Wars schedule did throw her involvement into some doubt. Whether she was offered the role is unknown, but what is certain is that Alicia Vikander will be taking over from Angelina Jolie in playing Lara Croft.
The new Tomb Raider is being directed by Roar Uthaug, with Graham King producing. Our guess is that the plan is for MGM and Warner Bros – who are co-producing the film – to press for a start of production this year. »
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Many film, TV and even video game franchises are now finding their way onto branding for the latest slot-machine games, with the likes of Game Of Thrones, Terminator, Hitman and even Tomb Raider featuring on a multitude of websites across the world wide web. The website supercasino reviews links to many of these an exposes the best in the business. We can see that the game Tomb Raider: Secret Of The Sword features heavily, and is obviously inspired by the video game series, and also the two films that have been made for the silver screen starring Angelina Jolie up until now. With the news that Alicia Vikander, »
- The Hollywood News
Last year was a good year for Alicia Vikander. She exploded onto cinema screens seemingly out of nowhere, appearing in the sleeper Sci-Fi thriller Ex MacHina; starring in a big-budget studio property; The Man From U.N.C.L.E.; and winning an Oscar for the true-life transgender story The Danish Girl.
It looks like 2016 is going to be almost as good: She’s been cast as the title character in the Lara Croft: Tomb Raider reboot, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Stepping into the boots of fellow Oscar winner Angelina Jolie, Vikander’s got her work cut out for her: Jolie casts a looooong shadow.
This could be a turning point for Vikander. She’s already proven her bona fides in art house-flicks, but if Tomb Raider — based on the classic video game — works, it could propel her to the level of a bankable actor.
She’s already getting some kicks in: she »
- Harker Jones
Warner Bros. has found its new Lara Croft! Last month, Star Wars: The Force Awakens breakout star Daisy Ridley confirmed that she had engaged in discussions with Warner Bros., MGM and Gk Films to star as Lara Croft in their highly-anticipated Tomb Raider reboot. We never heard anything official about the actress' casting, but, at the time, we also hadn't heard about any other actresses who were in the running for the coveted role. Today, it was announced that it's not Daisy Ridley who landed the role, but Ex Machina and The Danish Girl star Alicia Vikander who will play the iconic video game adventurer.
The Hollywood Reporter brings word that the actress has signed on to this reboot, which will focus on a much younger Lara Croft. We reported last month that this reboot will serve as an origin story for Lara, with the screenplay being adapted from the »
For those who have ever wondered what goes at behind closed doors at the Fassbender / Vikander household we reckon that a lot of gaming goes down. Michael Fassbender has spent the last couple of years bringing passion-project Assassin’s Creed to cinemas, and now his girlfriend is set to step into the game-to-screen universe. Alicia Vikander has been cast as iconic game heroine Lara Croft aka Tomb Raider in the long planned reboot.
The part was first played onscreen by Angelina Jolie but despite her best efforts the movies have gone in history as being a bit of a joke. The studios are hoping to erase those films and given Vikander’s impressive body of work she’s a great pick. She’s thought to have fought off strong competition from Daisy Ridley but we have »
- Kat Hughes
Despite reports that Star Wars: The Force Awakens actress Daisy Ridley was closing in on the role of Lara Croft, we now know that Oscar winning actress Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl) has landed the coveted role and will follow in the footsteps of Angelina Jolie. She played the iconic video game hero in 2001’s 2001’s Lara
- Josh Wilding
Move over, Angelina Jolie.
The film will look at a young Croft's first adventure, and will likely lead to a new franchise for the Swedish star. While she starred in an impressive seven films last year, this is going to be her time in the leading role in an action film. She will also make an appearance alongside Matt Damon in the upcoming Jason Bourne.
Already with an Oscar win on her resume for her "supporting" performance (anyone who saw The Danish Girlwould know she was a lead), Vikander has proven herself unstoppable.
- Adriana Floridia
After gaining much critical acclaim for her performances in Alex Garland's "Ex Machina," Guy Ritchie's "The Man From U.N.C.L.E," and Tom Hooper's "The Danish Girl," for which she won the Best Supporting Actress award at last year's Oscars, Swedish import Alicia Vikander will soon take the next big step into big-budget franchise fare. Deadline reports that Vikander has been cast as archaeologist-adventurer Lara Croft in the new "Tomb Raider" reboot, which will tell the story of Croft's first adventure. Though rumors swirled that many actresses were being considered for the main role, including "Star Wars" actress Daisy Ridley, ballet-trained Vikander eventually landed the part instead. Read More: Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander Join Forces in New 'The Light Between Oceans' Image The "Tomb Raider" video game franchise has already spawned two prior film adaptations starring Angelina Jolie as »
- Vikram Murthi
The Swedish actor, who won an Oscar for best supporting actress for her performance in The Danish Girl, is following in the footsteps of Angelina Jolie, who accepted the role shortly after winning her best supporting actress Oscar for Girl, Interrupted in 1999. Jolie starred as the action heroine in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, and its sequel, Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life.
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- Nigel M Smith
Well it looks like the search is over and Lara Croft has been found.
Roar Uthaug (The Wave) is on board to direct and will tell the story of a young and untested Croft fighting to survive her first adventure.
Vikander, recently won an Oscar for her role in The Danish Girl, and will be seen next in Jason Bourne.
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- Kellvin Chavez
Alicia Vikander is having an excellent year: After winning the best supporting actress Oscar for "The Danish Girl" in February, the starlet has just landed the plum role of Lara Croft in the upcoming "Tomb Raider" reboot.
Vikander beat out a bevvy of other actresses for the high-profile part, most notably "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" star Daisy Ridley. But according to Variety, Vikander was always filmmakers' top choice, and her casting announcement was merely delayed because studio MGM was awaiting a new version of the flick's script.
Landing an actress with so much buzz -- and awards cred -- is a huge coup for filmmakers, and a nice coincidence for the franchise: The previous actress to play Lara Croft, Angelina Jolie, also won a best supporting actress trophy (for 1999's "Girl, Interrupted") before she joined the series.
Accolades aside, Vikander's casting completes a key piece of the puzzle for the film franchise, »
- Katie Roberts
Lara Croft is coming back to the big screen, and it’s been revealed that Alicia Vikander will bring the latest version of the globe-trekking adventurer to life.
According to THR, Alicia Vikander has been cast in the leading role as Lara Croft in the Tomb Raider reboot that’s moving forward at MGM, Warner Bros and Gk Films. The announcement comes after a long search that included speculation that Daisy Ridley (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) would potentially play the part.
Specific plot details are mostly unknown at this time, but the reboot is expected to follow “a young and untested Croft fighting to survive her first adventure.”
- Derek Anderson
Oscar winner Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina, The Danish Girl) is set to follow in the footsteps of Angelina Jolie by taking on the role of Lara Croft in Warner Bros. MGM and Gk Films’ reboot of the Tomb Raider franchise.
The reboot is being directed by Roar Uthaug (The Wave), and will “tell the story of a young and untested Croft fighting to survive her first adventure.” It is said that the movie will take inspiration from the 2013 video game reboot.
- Gary Collinson
The Tomb Raider reboot has anointed its new Lara Croft. Alicia Vikander, an Oscar winner for last year’s The Danish Girl, will step into the combat boots last filled by Angelina Jolie in 2001’s Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and 2003’s Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life. Roar Uthuag (The Wave) is directing the latest adaptation of the popular video […]
- Angie Han
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