Daisy Ridley is slowly growing into the next big female action star. After capturing audiences around the world with her role as Rey in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," the 23-year-old actress could soon be appearing in another popular franchise.
Deadline reports Ridley is one of the actresses being considered to play the part of Lara Croft in the upcoming "Tomb Raider" reboot. Although nothing is being negotiated or offered at this time, conversations have happened involving Ridley. Deadline refers to the role as one of the "plum gigs out there for a young actress."
"Tomb Raider" is based off a video game series which started in 1996. The game is similar to "Indiana Jones" as it follows Croft, an archeologist, who goes on different adventures and travels the world looking for lost artifacts. Her search for artifacts usually takes her into dangerous tombs and ruins. Croft is considered to be one of the key first female video game characters. The series was recreated in 2013 for Xbox 360 and Playstation 4 and a sequel, "Rise of the Tomb Raider," came out in 2015.
The "Tomb Raider" video game franchise was first made into a movie in 2001. "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider" starred Angelina Jolie. The movie later got a 2003 sequel called "Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life" also starring Jolie.
The "Tomb Raider" reboot film is slated for 2017. According to IMDb, it will tell the story of a young Croft on her first archeological expedition. She'll have to "use her strength and harness her skills in order to survive a crazed Island cult and unlock mythological secrets surrounding her mysterious whereabouts."
Roar Uthaug will direct the reboot and he told IGN the film will have a similar story to the recent video games. Uthaug grew up a fan of the series and he hopes to make Croft like she has been in recent games.
"I think making Lara Croft feel like a real human being, that's definitely something we want to bring to the big screen as well," Uthaug dished. "I think we'll want to make people relate to Lara as a character. I'm hoping to bring some of my Norwegian sensibilities to the franchise."
While the filmmakers work on determining who will play Croft, Ridley is shooting "Star Wars: Episode VIII," which is expected to be released on Dec. 17, 2017. She is also expected to star in 2019's "Star Wars: Star Wars: Episode IX."
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