Academy award-winning actress Alicia Vikander has been announced to play the lead role in the new Lara Croft movie. Taking over from fellow Oscar winner Angelina Jolie, Vikander will star as the action heroine based on the popular video game. Directed by Roar Uthaug, the new movie is reportedly an origins story and features a young Croft as she navigates to survive her first archaeological adventures, much in the vein of the Indiana Jones series .

Beforehand Vikander will next be seen in three upcoming films: Tulip Fever alongside Christoph Waltz, The Light Between Oceans with Michael Fassbender and opposite Matt Damon in Jason Bourne

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