‘Star Wars’ actress Daisy Ridley to play Lara Croft in ‘Tomb Raider’?

March 22, 2016

Daisy Ridley is in talks to appear in the next Tomb Raider film.

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Ridley, who appeared as Rey in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and will star in future instalments of that franchise, is thought to be the frontrunner to play Lara Croft in a reboot of Tomb Raider.

The Hollywood Reporter spoke to Ridley at last night’s (March 21) Empire Awards, who confirmed her interest in the role. “Absolutely, I’m trying to fill up my calendar,” Ridley said when asked whether she would be available for the part.

Ridley said there’d been conversations about her playing Croft and that she is “waiting for someone to say ‘I want you, let’s do it'”.

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It is rumoured producers want to explore Lara Croft’s origin story. The 2013 Tomb Raider game saw gamers play through Croft’s first adventure as an archeology student, with Rise of The Tomb Raider continuing that story in 2015.

 

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