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‘Tomb Raider’ Sequel Taps Alicia Vikander’s Return and New Writer

Oscar-winning actress Alicia Vikander is returning for MGM’s “Tomb Raider” sequel. Entertainment Weekly reported the actress’ return to the role as well as a new writer under the film. Amy Jump is tapped to write the sequel under development.

From the EW article,

Plot details are still under wraps at this point, but given that the first film, written by Geneva Robertson-Dworet and Alastair Siddons, was rooted so heavily in the prequel video game trilogy, fans can probably come up with a few guesses.

The sequel to the 2018 heroine adaptation is casting Alicia Vikander to reprise her role as Lara Croft, the fierce and savvy daughter of an adventurer. Originally adapted to the screen for the Angelina Jolie starring movies, “Tomb Raider” began as a video game. The action-adventure series created by Core Media skyrocketed and formed an array of video game renditions starring the titular Lara Croft.

Last year, the Warner Bros. film grossed approximately $58 million at the domestic level and over $274 million in the worldwide box office. It received a general consensus of mixed reviews from critics, placing it at a 52% Rotten Tomatoes score. It was directed by Roar Uthaug, who’s helmed below-the-radar projects like “Cold Prey,” “Escape” and “The Wave.”

Amy Jump will be taking over the script from Geneva Robertson-Dworet and Alastair Siddons. Jump’s past writing credits include “Kill List,” “High-Rise” and “Free Fire.”

In 2016, Alicia Vikander won an Oscar for her supporting role in Tom Hooper’s “The Danish Girl.” Before that, she starred alongside Oscar Isaac and Domnhall Gleeson in the existential sci-fi “Ex Machina.” No new plot details have been revealed for the upcoming “Tomb Raider” film. Vikander is represented by UTA.

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Written by Jessica Peña

Jessica Peña studied journalism at Volunteer State Community College before she began writing about film on a personal blog that sprouted from an electronic media course. She is now a film journalist for Awards Circuit, as well as a content editor and writer for the UK-based site JumpCut Online. She also loves the Child's Play/Chucky franchise with no end in sight.


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