Last year’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens was one of, if not the best film of the year. One of the many reasons why the film was so successful was because of it’s amazing cast. Among that cast was 23 year old British actress, Daisy Ridley. She was one of the main stars of the film, and was easily likable on and off screen. Obviously when you lead a franchise as big as Star Wars, you’re going to attract attention for other roles, and that’s exactly what’s taking place.
A new Tomb Raider film is in the works at Warner Bros. Studios and MGM Studios. They have a producer, and they have a director. But now the producers of this film are on the hunt for a leading actress. That’s where Ridley comes in.
For those who aren’t well-versed on the Tomb Raider Franchise, it follows the story of Lara Croft, a British archaeologist who was born into wealth, who uses her skills and knowledge to search for powerful and historical artifacts around the world, while also kicking ass and shooting people up. Just think of her as a female Indiana Jones, except with more skill, guns and acrobatics, less luck, whips, and wise-cracking. It was actually a video game before becoming a film in 2001 (starring Angelina Jolie in one of her most recognizable roles). The game was rebooted in 2013, and since that was received well they thought “what the hell, lets do a new movie too!”
Ridley obviously isn’t the only actress who’s being looked at to star in this reboot, but she’s the one who’s receiving the most traction due to her success in Star Wars. It’ll be interesting to see her in the role. She’s still going to be featured in Star Wars Episode VIII, so if she gets selected for this film, she’ll be leading two major franchises at that point. We’ll just have to wait and see what happens with the casting.
The Tomb Raider reboot does not have an official release date or title yet, but we’ll keep you updated on the film’s development.