Allegedly, Warner Bros. has been lining up a list of Lara Croft prospects; allegedly, Star Wars: The Force Awakens actress, Daisy Ridley was said to be at the top of the list. Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter at the Empire Awards, the actress confirmed that she has indeed had conversations about the role. Though she didn’t divulge who she had been talking to, she did reveal that the part had yet to be officially offered to her. The good news is that she does want the role, “I’m waiting for someone to say ‘I want you, let’s do it’’.”
Her Star Wars co-star, John Boyega, also spoke to THR and revealed that he was the first person to encourage her to go after the Lara Croft role.
“I played ‘Tomb Raider’ the game, it’s a new take and I think the movies are going to be based on that version,” Boyega spoke presumably referring Crystal Dynamic’s 2013 reboot or that title’s 2015 sequel. “But I texted Daisy [and] was like, ‘this is you!’ and ‘you need to get on that because you could be Lara Croft.’ She should be,” he finished.
She would definitely fit the part left behind by Angelina Jolie’s two film run as the iconic archaeologist. Chime in below. Would she make the perfect Lara or are you growing weary of video game films?
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