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Daisy Ridley confirms talks about starring in Tomb Raider

03.21.2016

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Earlier this month, rumor was spreading that THE FORCE AWAKENS' Daisy Ridley was up for the lead role of Lara Croft in the new TOMB RAIDER movie. It's not much of a stretch, given that she's a brunette with an English accent that starred in one of the highest-grossing films of all time. However, it looks like there were some truth to those rumors after all! The Hollywood Reporter recently spoke with Ms. Ridley, who confided that there "have been conversations.” She hasn't officially been offered the role yet, stating, “I’m waiting for someone to say ‘I want you, let’s do it'.”

You may be thinking that STAR WARS is keeping her busy enough, but when pressed if she would have time, she said, "Absolutely, I’m trying to fill up my calendar.” Ridley's also not the only one from the STAR WARS cast who would like to see her raid some tombs! Her co-star, John Boyega, actually messaged her about taking the 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,” John 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."

While the recommendation isn't needed, it's certainly welcome. I'm not alone in thinking that Daisy Ridley did a bang-up job in FORCE AWAKENS, so I'd love to see her take on a different character, provided that it's well-written. There's no script that we know off floating around at the moment, so all this talk is exactly that. Still, if the new movie follows the format of the rebooted games, I think we'd be in for a treat.

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11:48AM on 03/22/2016
Daisy Ridley - a recent entry in my top ten list of Posh Birds Who Get On My Tits.
Daisy Ridley - a recent entry in my top ten list of Posh Birds Who Get On My Tits.
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2:29AM on 03/22/2016
Didn't J.J pull her aside for her wooden acting? Gabriel Lockhart was right, this is Keira version 2
Didn't J.J pull her aside for her wooden acting? Gabriel Lockhart was right, this is Keira version 2
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10:18PM on 03/21/2016
Would be cool, but only if there is a good director/writer on the project. Hopefully she doesn't sign on until finding out about either of those.
Would be cool, but only if there is a good director/writer on the project. Hopefully she doesn't sign on until finding out about either of those.
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9:16PM on 03/21/2016
I'm really looking forward to her becoming a Jedi...or Sith, who knows, but aside from accent, I can't see her as Tomb Raider. Ironically, watching the fan mad Darth Maul video, near the end of the video the last Jedi, her face is dirty and she starts to think she can win, that kinda reminds me of Lara Croft.
Daisy is a beautiful woman but I just don't see her as a suitable Lara. If she gets the part, hopefully she proves me wrong.
I'm really looking forward to her becoming a Jedi...or Sith, who knows, but aside from accent, I can't see her as Tomb Raider. Ironically, watching the fan mad Darth Maul video, near the end of the video the last Jedi, her face is dirty and she starts to think she can win, that kinda reminds me of Lara Croft.
Daisy is a beautiful woman but I just don't see her as a suitable Lara. If she gets the part, hopefully she proves me wrong.
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6:53PM on 03/21/2016

fuck no

the woman is literally the most boring thing on two legs after john major...she's like a second hand kiera knightly
the woman is literally the most boring thing on two legs after john major...she's like a second hand kiera knightly
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8:22PM on 03/21/2016
Yeah, that John MAJOR sure is an ass.
Yeah, that John MAJOR sure is an ass.
2:27AM on 03/22/2016
Ahhh Gabriel, how eloquently put. I don't think I could have worded that any better. Nope I definitely couldn't.
Ahhh Gabriel, how eloquently put. I don't think I could have worded that any better. Nope I definitely couldn't.
4:58PM on 03/21/2016
Not sure why they don't get Camilla Luddington to play the part. SHe already does the voice for the games. [link]
Not sure why they don't get Camilla Luddington to play the part. SHe already does the voice for the games. [link]
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3:09PM on 03/21/2016
Hope she gets the role. The Force Awakens was a great example and stepping stone that she can handle the weight a role and franchise of this caliber.
Hope she gets the role. The Force Awakens was a great example and stepping stone that she can handle the weight a role and franchise of this caliber.
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3:06PM on 03/21/2016
Daisy, I want you, let's do it.
Daisy, I want you, let's do it.
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3:02PM on 03/21/2016
Well I suppose it's good to have forewarning that it's going to suck.
Well I suppose it's good to have forewarning that it's going to suck.
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1:50PM on 03/21/2016

Would love for this to happen.

I actually think this is an awesome casting choice. If they reboot the franchise with the new Tomb Raider games story line, she would be perfect for the roll.
I actually think this is an awesome casting choice. If they reboot the franchise with the new Tomb Raider games story line, she would be perfect for the roll.
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1:23PM on 03/21/2016
For this reboot they should change the lead character into a man.
For this reboot they should change the lead character into a man.
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2:00PM on 03/21/2016
....And call it Indiana Jones.
....And call it Indiana Jones.
3:04PM on 03/21/2016
Or call it Uncharted
Or call it Uncharted
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