Things have been quiet around the long developing “Tomb Raider” reboot. While MGM had been reportedly trying to find a woman to direct the picture, they eventually settled on Roar Uthaug, the helmer behind the Norwegian disaster movie “The Wave.” But this franchise is really all about who takes the title role, so why not try and snag the brightest star rising at the moment to lead the way?
Deadline reports that “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” star Daisy Ridley is among those being considered to topline “Tomb Raider.” No word on who else is in the mix, or even who is writing the project, but it seems getting the star locked is the important first step. Of course, Ridley will be busy with “Star Wars” for the next few years, and likely well beyond, so who knows if she’ll want to have two franchises to handle, or if she’ll prefer to try different kinds of projects between her battles in outer space.
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