Daisy Ridley confirms Lara Croft Tomb Raider reboot talks
Daisy Ridley may be trading in her lightsaber for a pair of pistols for an upcoming role.
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, the Star Wars: The Force Awakens star said there “have been conversations” about the actress filling the role of Lara Croft in the upcoming Tomb Raider reboot.
“I’m waiting for someone to say ‘I want you, let’s do it,'” Ridley said to THR at the Empire Awards in London on Sunday, while noting there was not yet a script for the reboot.
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The Wave director Roar Uthaug is set to direct the reboot, which the director has said is based on the current rebooted Tomb Raider video game series. In the refreshed series, which most recently saw the release of 2015’s Rise of the Tomb Raider, archaeologist and explorer Lara Croft is portrayed by Camilla Luddington, who does both voice acting and motion capture for the 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 said in a recent interview about the franchise’s approach to Lara as a character.
Ridley isn’t the only one interested in her taking on the role, however — her Star Wars costar John Boyega also voiced his approval to THR of Ridley taking the part as a player of the recent games.
Whether or not Ridley does in fact take on the iconic video game role, she is currently working on the Rian Johnson-directed Star Wars: Episode VIII, due out Dec. 15, 2017.