Alicia Vikander to play Lara Croft: reports

Fri Apr 29, 2016 8:22am EDT
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Swedish Oscar-winning actress Alicia Vikander has scooped the coveted role of Lara Croft in the "Tomb Raider" movie reboot, according to industry reports.

Vikander, who won an Academy Award this year for her role in "The Danish Girl", follows in the footsteps of Angelina Jolie to play the famed adventurer.

According to industry publication Variety, Roar Uthaug will direct the movie.

Alicia Vikander, nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role in "The Danish Girl", arrives at the 88th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California February 28, 2016.  REUTERS/Adrees Latif