The upcoming film adaptation of the popular video game franchise now has the illustrious Jimmy McNulty of #TheWire fame joining the effort to conquer the stigma of bad video game-to-film adaptations.
#DominicWest will portray Lara Croft's father in the joint MGM and Warner Bros. production of the Tomb Raider adaptation. MGM and Warner Bros. are co-producing the film, with MGM overseeing production. The film will reunite West with #AliciaVikander, his co-star in the 2014 drama Testament Of Youth and interestingly enough, West portrayed her father in that role as well!
Lara Croft's Relationship With Her Father Is Vital
Anyone familiar with the Raider mythos is aware of how important Lara Croft's father is to her existence. Aristocrat and archaeologist Lord Richard Croft is a key figure in the mythology and the 2018 film will follow Lara Croft as she sets out on her first expedition to finish her father's research and uncover ancient secrets in order to clear his disgraced name. The film will see #AcademyAward winner Vikander step into the shoes of the Tomb Raider and many are excited to see how she manages to rock the role #AngelinaJolie made famous in the early 2000s:
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Jolie's real-life father, Jon Voight, portrayed Lord Richard Croft in the 2001 adaptation, and as we have seen with West and Vikander in Testament Of Youth, these two work incredibly well together. Vikander has proven her phenomenal acting chops in The Royal Affair, Ex Machina and the role that earned her the Best Supporting Actress #Oscar, The Danish Girl. West is best known for his enthralling five-season performance as Jimmy McNulty in #HBO's The Wire and currently stars as Noah Solloway in the Showtime hit #TheAffair.
The Tomb Raider adaptation is directed by Roar Uthaug (The Wave) and set to hit theaters in 2018.
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(Source: The Hollywood Reporter)