A couple weeks back, it was rumored that TOMB RAIDER would be visiting a galaxy far, far away for its next Lara Croft. Deadline had reported inklings that STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS star Daisy Ridley was on a shortlist to play the iconic video game character, who was portrayed in the early-2000s films by Angelina Jolie. Given the recent reboot of the video game franchise, it seemed that Ridley would potentially be a good fit. But was it true?
Speaking to THR at the Empire Awards, Ridley confirmed that there have indeed been conversations about her playing Lara, but that no one has offered her the role yet.
“I’m waiting for someone to say ‘I want you, let’s do it',” Ridley said.
STAR WARS co-star John Boyega also thinks Ridley would be a great choice.
“I played TOMB RAIDER the game, it’s a new take and I think the movies are going to be based on that version. 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."
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