Alicia Vikander to play Lara Croft in the new Tomb Raider

Alicia Vikander to play Lara Croft in the new Tomb Raider

Ex Machina” star and recent Oscar-winner Alicia Vikander has signed on to play Lara Croft in the upcoming Tomb Raider reboot, reports Variety.

The reboot is distributed by MGM and Warner Bros, and co-produced by GK Films. The film will follow the plot of the 2013 reboot,¬†following Lara’s origin story.¬†Norwegian¬†director Roar Uthaug will helm the project.

Lara Croft was previously portrayed on screen by Angelina Jolie in 2001 and 2003. The films have grossed a combined $432 million at the box office.