Daisy Ridley in Talks for Lara Croft Role in "Tomb Raider" Reboot

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Daisy Ridley is reportedly in talks to play Lara Craft in an upcoming Tomb Raider reboot.

"There have been conversations," Daisy Ridley tells The Hollywood Reporter. “I’m waiting for someone to say ‘I want you, let’s do it.’”

Daisy Ridley would certainly be an excellent candidate for the role.

The film will be based on the rebooted Tomb Raider game series. Director Roar Uthaug is excited to feature Lara Croft as an actual human being.

“I think making Lara Croft feel like a real human being, that’s definitely something we want to bring to the big screen as well,” he said.

Daisy Ridley's Star Wars: The Force Awakens costar John Boyega thinks she would be an excellent candidate for the Lara Craft role.

“I played Tomb Raider the game, it’s a new take and I think the movies are going to be based on that version,” he told The Hollywood Reporter. “But I texted Daisy [and] was like, ‘this is you!’ and ‘you need to get on that because you could be Lara Croft.’ She should be."

Do you agree with John Boyega? Should Daisy Ridley be cast as Lara Croft in the upcoming Tomb Raider film reboot?

Daisy Ridley rules in her role as Rey in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Surely she'd have the right look and all the right moves to portray a human Lara Croft.

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.