Life is imaginably awesome for actress Daisy Ridley. Her prospects are growing immensely with the currently blooming new role in the Star Wars franchise for Disney and Lucasfilm and so it’s likely that her options will align beyond from here.
This now leads us to the work that MGM, Warner Bros. and GK Films are putting in toward rebooting the Eidos Interactive hit game franchise, Tomb Raider. It’s been well-over five-year effort so far but the production finally nabbed a director late last year with The Wave helmer Roar Uthaug, and now the word is that Ridley herself is up against other candidates for the role of its leading lady character, Lara Croft.
Square Enix recently rebooted the franchise for game platforms with Tomb Raider a few years ago, and subsequently with Rise Of The Tomb Raider, all which, in the game’s two-decade history, focus on Croft and her stunning and death-defying Indiana Jones-esque adventures. Actress Angelina Jolie is the first and only actress to play the role thusfar in a feature-film setting in 2001 and 2003.
Hibernation scribe Geneva Robertson-Dworet is the last known possibly-attached writer to the project while Ridley tends to her duties as the one of the principal leads for Star Wars VIII under Rian Johnson ahead of its December 15, 2017 release. Stay tuned.