ByKristin Lai, writer at Creators.co
MP Staff Writer, cinephile and resident Slytherclaw // UCLA Alumna // Follow me on Twitter: kristin_lai
Kristin Lai

Fresh off her Academy Award win for The Danish Girl and critical acclaim for her outstanding work in Ex Machina, Alicia Vikander continues to take Hollywood by storm. According to Variety, the Swedish actress has officially been cast as Lara Croft in the upcoming reboot of the game-turned-movie Tomb Raider.

The popular video game character was first brought to life by Angelina Jolie in the 2001 adaptation Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and its 2003 sequel Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life, which altogether grossed $432 million worldwide.

At the helm of MGM's untitled Tomb Raider reboot is Norwegian director Roar Uthaug.

Although Star Wars: The Force Awakens actress Daisy Ridley had reportedly been in talks to play the leading lady, in the end Vikander won out. And she clearly has action chops, with Vikander having recently wrapped on another gutsy role in the new Jason Bourne movie, set for a summer release.

Check out Alicia Vikander's next role in 'Jason Bourne' alongside Matt Damon, hitting cinemas on July 29.

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(Source: Variety)

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