Daisy Ridley being considered for Tomb Raider

Daisy Ridley ReyStar Wars: The Force Awakens star Daisy Ridley is currently in talks to play Lara Croft in the upcoming Tomb Raider reboot.

It’s still early days but Deadline has reported that the British actress is one of those being considered for the lead role for a planned Tomb Raider film series. The iconic role was famously portrayed by Angelina Jolie.

Tomb Raider is based on the long-running video game franchise which follows the thrilling exploits of the English archaeologist, Lara Croft, a character inspired by Indiana Jones and Allan Quartermain. The video game series was rebooted recently with 2013’s Tomb Raider and Rise of the Tomb Raider, both depicting a younger version of the character. The exploration of Lara Croft’s origins could be the direction the upcoming film series might take.

So far there have been no official negotiations nor offers for Ridley, but the producers are still keeping their options open.

Daisy Ridley is currently filming Star Wars: Episode VIII. Watch this space for more news about her or the Tomb Raider reboot.