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Old 13-08-22, 17:16   #3481
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How do we feel about Emma Mackey?

I'm not familiar with her work, but she appears to be an up & coming star, having been in the popular Sex Education. She's French-British, but perhaps a little young if they're aiming for a Lara in her 30s like the next game.
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She's great in Sex Education! Not sure if I can quite picture her as Lara, though. Like, there's just sth about her that stops her from looking like Lara to me. I think it's just that her chin shape/size is too different from Lara's but I'm not sure.
Are you kidding me? She's a dead ringer. She seems to be able to pull off the aristocratic hauteur pretty well, not to mention the rebellious teen with a borderline personality.

Good catch. About 90% as attractive as Robbie in the right makeup, too.

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From the names being thrown around, personally, I'd go with Margot Robbie. She's talented, versatile, charismatic and beautiful. I think she could pull off an amazing Lara Croft.
Probably, yeah.
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Old 13-08-22, 20:48   #3482
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Some of The Crown ladies could be good contenders, Vanessa Kirby has been getting acclaim in most of her roles and was a real breakout star from that show.

I think here are other actresses that could play the part too though, going through the Netflix roladex there's also a few girls from Brigerton who probably fit the bill namely Phoebe Dynevor, Claudia Jesse or Harriet Cains who will probably have advanced their career by the time this new reboot hits.
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Old 13-08-22, 22:29   #3483
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I can't see anyone else in the role atm but Alicia..

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Old 13-08-22, 22:31   #3484
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Some of The Crown ladies could be good contenders, Vanessa Kirby has been getting acclaim in most of her roles and was a real breakout star from that show.

I think here are other actresses that could play the part too though, going through the Netflix roladex there's also a few girls from Brigerton who probably fit the bill namely Phoebe Dynevor, Claudia Jesse or Harriet Cains who will probably have advanced their career by the time this new reboot hits.
They are not A-List actresses. I remember TR rights demanded A-List actresses. I hope they don't change that.

You can't go from Angelina Jolie and Alicia Vikander (two Oscar winners) to... Phoebe Dynevor LOL

I only demand an actress of prestige and with a certain resemblance.

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Old 14-08-22, 03:23   #3485
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They are not A-List actresses. I remember TR rights demanded A-List actresses. I hope they don't change that.

You can't go from Angelina Jolie and Alicia Vikander (two Oscar winners) to... Phoebe Dynevor LOL

I only demand an actress of prestige and with a certain resemblance.
Just about to say this exact thing. Some of the ladies being offered are literal who's. And they're not even amazing beauties (Except Phoebe, she's gorgeous). Pretty and fine has to come with something special and prestigious at least. Maybe we need an american because these british girls being recommended are pretty for like a millennial cocktail party in the city type of storyline, but not an exotic rare beautifully proportioned goddess Like Lara should be. Even Alicia looks kind of weird sometimes and like a smoker probably, but she's still got something special to her that an audience can sink their teeth into. I get that we're trying to challenge beauty standards with these recommendations, but Lara should be clearly exotically beautiful in a love at first sight kind of way. That dichotomy is central to the character because it balances out the tomboy nature. No offense to lesbians but Lara was never this butch military chick. She was a spicegirl with surprising athleticism and combat skills who has an aristocratic background to throw you off even more. That's what's so unique.

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I can't see anyone else in the role atm but Alicia..

Basically the best thing about this poster is the colors. They tried to make her look too tough and not sexy. She's way prettier than that in the movie and in everything else she's done. I really enjoyed her in her new HBO show. I have to still finish it, but her catsuit work was jaw dropping. Irma Vep I believe it was.
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Old 14-08-22, 10:23   #3486
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I think the point people are missing (myself included) is the fact that age probably comes into it if they want this to be a multi film franchise.


They may not be A-List now but by the time the rights are bought and the film gets made their careers may have advanced and they'd be around the right look. We are talking maybe the three to five year range starting from scratch. Vanessa Kirby is staying booked and getting recognition as is Phoebe Dynevor, when they first announced the Tomb Raider back in 2011 nobody would have expected Alicia would be cast because she was relatively unknown until Ex Machina and The Danish Girl, she still isn't a huge cinematic actress her projects are usually a lot smaller and supporting roles. Then point is she probably wasn't even in GK's eye until she got nominated. I expect these actresses to go on to advance in their field.

We should maybe be looking more towards actresses around the 16-25 range who are showing promise.

My preference is Alicia but if this doesn't progress quickly then they might not want her to stick around when she is edging forty, it's a horrible fact but when it comes to franchise films like this females get a raw and ageist deal.
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Old 14-08-22, 12:49   #3487
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Exact. It's a bit absurd now to think about casting when the project doesn't even have a production company.

Alicia Vikander won the Oscar just the year before she started casting TR and she was the perfect choice: talented, Oscar winner, European and she was out of franchises.

Now a they have to choose new company, choose a screenwriter, write a script, choose a director... when everything is lined up, a new actress may win an Oscar and she be the new it girl.

I don't think they take less than 3 years minimum. The only way this will move forward fast is if Amazon buys and they reactivate Misha and Alicia's script.

possible options

If buys Netflix we will have reboot
If buys WB we could have Alicia but Misha's script belongs to MGM so they should write a new one. It could be delayed. We have reboot.
If Amazon buys they could continue with the MGM project (Misha script and Alicia)

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Old 14-08-22, 13:43   #3488
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I don't think it's necessary for the actress to have an Oscar. I do think whoever they choose needs an established career. Let's face it neither Tomb Raider nor any video game movie are likely to be Oscar contenders or require Oscar worthy performances. What they need as well as talent, is experience and dedication, someone who's likely to give 100% to the action scenes and commit to the training. Both Alicia and Angelina did that. They both understood the assignment, as the saying goes.
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Old 14-08-22, 18:44   #3489
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I can't see anyone else in the role atm but Alicia..
Same. I'm so bummed I won't get to see her as classic Lara or even Shadow/Rise Lara. Really sucks. Stupid Covid had to ruin every. We'd probably be discussing the 3rd movie right now if Covid hadn't happened.
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Old 15-08-22, 01:19   #3490
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Same. I'm so bummed I won't get to see her as classic Lara or even Shadow/Rise Lara. Really sucks. Stupid Covid had to ruin every. We'd probably be discussing the 3rd movie right now if Covid hadn't happened.
Exactly. I am sure that this would have been the case. They did set up the first movie for a sequel. I am genuinely saddened by the turn of events. It's not fair..
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