Earlier this week, it was confirmed that production has officially begun on the upcoming Tomb Raider reboot, and now The Hollywood Reporter brings word that the cast has grown with the addition of Dominic West (The Wire, Punisher: War Zone) as Lara Croft’s father. The film is set to center around Lara’s attempts to finish her father’s research and uncover ancient secrets in order to clear his disgraced name.
Academy Award winner Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl, Ex Machina) is set to play the titular Lara Croft in the video game adaptation, along with Emmy-nominated actor Walton Goggins (Justified, The Hateful Eight) as the main villain and Into the Badlands star Daniel Wu as a ship captain helping Lara Croft find her father.
Roar Uthaug will direct the film, which has a script by Transformers: The Last Knight scribe Geneva Robertson-Dworet.
The original Tomb Raider game was published in 1996 by the London-based video game company Eidos and became one of the most successful video games of the time. A reboot of the series, telling the origin of Lara Croft, was released in 2013 and sold over 5 million copies. The most recent game, titled Rise of the Tomb Raider, is available now.
Paramount Pictures previously made two movies about the daredevil archaeologist on a series of global missions. The films, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life, starred Angelina Jolie and grossed a combined $432 million at the worldwide box office.
Tomb Raider will be distributed by Warner Bros. with MGM. They will produce the film with GK Films. The new Tomb Raider movie is scheduled to hit theaters March 16, 2018.
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