Daisy Ridley has confirmed that she has been in talks to star as Lara Croft in the Tomb Raider film reboot.
Ridley spoke to The Hollywood Reporter at the Empire Awards in London on Sunday — where the actress picked up the best female newcomer award for her role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens — where she confirmed that there “have been conversations” about her taking over the role that Angelina Jolie played in the early 2000s. She was quick to admit that no one has actually offered her the role, though.
“I’m waiting for someone to say “I want you, let’s do it,” she said. Ridley also revealed that there isn’t a script yet for the film.
Ridley is busy filming for Star Wars Episode 8 right now, but she would make time for Tomb Raider if the opportunity came up. “Absolutely, I’m trying to fill up my calendar,” she said.
Ridley’s Star Wars co-star John Boyega — who won the Empire award for best male newcomer — is an enthusiastic supporter of Ridley being cast as Lara Croft.
“I played Tomb Raider the game, it’s a new take a I think the movies are going to be based on that version, he 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 Tomb Raider reboot is tentatively set for a 2017 release and is being helmed by director Roar Uthaug.
(via: The Hollywood Reporter)