Save the "Star Wars" franchise? Check. Revive "Tomb Raider?" Pending.
Everyone's favorite "Star Wars" actress, Daisy Ridley, told The Hollywood Reporter at this weekend's Empire Awards that there “have been conversations” about her wielding the storied video game heroine's dual pistols in an upcoming reboot.
Conversations, however, don't mean that Ridley's casting is a done deal, as the 23-year-old actress has yet to receive an official offer. “I’m waiting for someone to say ‘I want you, let’s do it,'” she said, explaining that the project doesn't have a script yet.
But Ridley is committed to the role, even with her busy "Star Wars" schedule -- she is currently filming the eighth installment in the sci-fi epic. If the opportunity presented itself, Ridley would be happy to make time for "Tomb Raider," telling THR that "I’m trying to fill up my calendar.”
Even her "Force Awakens" co-star John Boyega agrees that Ridley would be a perfect fit for the adventurer, considering the more realistic direction of Crystal Dynamics' recent video game offerings.
“I played 'Tomb Raider' the game, it’s a new take and I think the movies are going to be based on that version,” Boyega told THR. “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."
The last time Lara Croft appeared onscreen, Angelina Jolie was cradling the life of the franchise with a not-so-welcome sequel in 2003 that only slightly improved on the shortcomings of its predecessor.
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