Alicia Vikander is the New Lara Croft in ‘Tomb Raider’ Reboot

The Danish Girl star has nabbed one of Hollywood’s most coveted female leading roles.

Alicia Vikander will be playing Lara Croft in the MGM and GK Films’ “Tomb Raider” reboot, it was announced Thursday. Norwegian helmer Roar Uthaug (Escape, The Wave) is on board to direct.

The original “Tomb Raider” was released in 1996 by London-based Eidos, which is now part of Square Enix. The games have sold over 35 million units. Square Enix released a reboot in 2013 with a younger Croft (now 21) being sent off on her first big adventure amid amped-up action and set pieces.

Warner Bros Pictures will be the film’s distributor from the MGM and GK Films production. No other news, cast or release date has been announced but we’ll definitely keep you up-to-date on this.

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