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Alicia Vikander is the new Lara Croft in the upcoming ‘Tomb Raider’

Oscar Winner, Alicia Vikander known for her roles in The Danish Girl, Ex-Machina, The Man from U.N.C.L.E and currently concluded the shooting for her role in Jason Bourne starring Matt Damon.

On Thursday, 27th April 2016 they announced that she will be playing the role of the iconic heroine in Tomb Raider’s upcoming film reboot, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film doesn’t yet have a release date, but is known to be an origin story that follows a younger Lara.

Vikander will be following Angelina Jolie, who previously played Lara in 2001’s “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider” and the 2003 sequel, “The Cradle of Life.” Jolie’s star appeal wasn’t quite enough to blast the film franchise into the stratosphere though, as both projects received a lukewarm reception from critics. They were moderate box office successes, however.

The new film hopes to build on the momentum built by Crystal Dynamics, who developed 2013’s “Tomb Raider” and 2015’s “Rise of the Tomb Raider” video games, which received rave reviews and revitalized the dormant franchise.

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