“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” star Daisy Ridley has been eyed to play Lara Croft in “Tomb Raider” reboot.
According to Deadline, Ridley is one of the several actresses being considered for the remake of Tomb Raider. Warner Bros and MGM are set to produce and release the reboot, with GK Films’ Graham King producing, the site added.
Deadline, however, pointed out that no contract have been signed as of yet. It is also still unclear if there has the role has been offered to the British young actress.
If Ridley secured the role, it will definitely be a big boost to her career.
The Lara Croft character was famously portrayed by Angelina Jolie in 2001’s “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider” and the 2003 sequel, “Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life.”
As a video game, “Tomb Raider” has been one of the most popular franchises in video game history. Since it PlayStation original in 1996, the franchise has spawned 11 sequels, spin-offs and related games, Inquisitr noted. In both movies and video game, “Tomb Raider “follows the English archaeologist Lara Croft.
The reboot of “Tomb Raider” is tentatively scheduled for release in 2017.
Meanwhile, Ridley stood up against body shaming and said she will not apologise of how she look.
The actress has been under attack on social media after one Instagram user posted an image of Ridley in her Star Wars character Rey. The critic wrote, “I can’t believe the unrealistic expectations I’m setting for young girls. Who cast me anyway? Don’t they know real women have curves?”
The 23-year-old star saw the meme and answered back positively. “‘Real women’ are all shapes and sizes, all ethnicities, all levels of brave. I am a ‘real woman’ like every other woman in this world,” she commented on the user’s post.
Ridley also stressed that she is completely comfortable with her body and she is more focused on her personal growth.