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Could ‘Star Wars’ Daisy Ridley Be the New Lara Croft?


After being propelled to international stardom as Rey in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” Daisy Ridley could be looking to headline another movie franchise.

Deadline contends the 23-year-old is among a number of young actresses being considered for the role of Lara Croft in the long-developing “Tomb Raider” reboot from Warner Bros. and MGM.

The website cautions that while conversations have taken place, it’s very early in the casting process, and no offers have been made.

Roar Uthaug (“The Wave”) is on board to direct the film, which has been in the works since 2011 (it was originally targeted for release in 2013, to coincide with Square Enix’s video game reboot “Tomb Raider”).

Archaeologist-adventurer Lara Craft was famously portrayed by Angelina Jolie in two movie adaptations, 2001’s “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider” and 2003’s “Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life,” which grossed a combined $432 million worldwide.


  • jedibanner .

    They should use the voice-actress who did the latest Lara Croft videogame…it’s an interesting choice to consider Daisy Ridley but, not sure she fits the character.

  • mythic

    I genuinely like Ridley, I genuinely liked Rey in E7, but giving us a Lara Croft without large breast is like giving us Superman without the S.
    This is not sexism, it is a fucking fact that her sex appeal is a key iconic aspect of the character, this would be a slap in the face of fans of the franchise and the character.
    It is not morally wrong to portray women as being sexually attractive for sexual attractiveness sake, Feminist/Misandrist desperately need to stop lying and claiming it is.
    Sex appeal does not equal objectification, if the female character is written and acted well, then she is more then just her sexuality and there for not a object, her breast/cleavage does not negate those other aspects if they are well realized.

  • Pessoa

    Well, I’m a hardcore Tomb Raider fan, played all games and while I would be lying if said I did not like Lara’s original impressively large chest, I would not consider a slap in the chest to cast a small chested woman as Lara Croft. It would actually be an honor to have such a talented young actress to portrait one of my biggest fictional heroes.

    Lara Croft is much more than her body. She is adventure, she is strength, she is resourcefulness, she is class, she is attitude. All things Daisy Ridley is able to portrait. Honestly, an athletic physique is way more important to Lara Croft than her boobs. And sex appeal is something the games rarely touched, and when they did, it was awkward and felt outplaced. The sex appeal only came from the marketing campaigns, which don’t matter.

  • MyScienceCanBeatUpYourGod

    Angelina Jolie’s bra was stuffed for that role.

    It’s Hollywood. They can make Mark Ruffallo look like a Hulk. Adding a few inches to a bustline is pretty basic as far as smoke and mirrors go.