LOS ANGELES: Oscar-winning actress Alicia Vikander is to follow Angelina Jolie’s footsteps into the action-filled role of British archeologist and adventurer Lara Croft in the Tomb Raider reboot, reports said on Thursday (Friday in Manila).
The latest in the franchise will be an origin story following the young Lara as she sets off on her first adventure, according to the Los Angeles Times, with Norwegian director Roar Uthaug at the helm.
The original Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, released in 2001, was based on the 1996 video game, and Jolie reprised the role two years later for Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life.
Vikander won a best supporting actress Oscar for her role as artist Gerda Wegener in 2015 biographical drama The Danish Girl.
She recently wrapped up filming for Jason Bourne, which will see Matt Damon return to the big screen as the amnesiac super-spy.