Actress Alicia Vikander will soon be suiting up as a young Lara Croft in the upcoming Tomb Raider reboot. Speaking with Entertainment Weekly about the film, Vikander confirmed that the film will contain elements drawn from the 2013 game reboot and center around an inexperienced Lara as she attempts to discover the truth about her presumed-dead archaeologist father.
"She has all the fierce, tough, curious, intelligent traits, but we’ve stripped away all of her experience. She hasn’t gone on an adventure just yet. She thought he was a stuck up businessperson living in the modern youth culture of suburban London, but then this whole box of information. This is the beginning."
She also touched on some of the stunt work she did for the film.
"Just like in The Wave, we have a lot of water sequences, I spent my last two days of shooting in a tank and that was my 16th total day being fully drenched or submerged in the water…For one action scene, we used the London venue for Olympic rafting. They threw me down that river — with my hands tied — about 50 times. I didn’t need to act, just react!"
Starring Alicia Vikander, Dominic West, Walton Goggins and Daniel Wu, Tomb Raider is directed by Norwegian helmer Roar Uthaug. The movie opens March 16th.
Source: Entertainment Weekly
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