The Oscar winner has donned the iconic tank top and embarks on a global adventure in the new adaption of world famous video game franchise of Tomb Raider 2018 film.
Since her major breakout in 2015 with her performance a mysterious robot in Ex Machina and a devoted artist wife in The Danish Girl, Alicia Vikander has become a rising star of Hollywood. Her acting in The Danish Girl won her the Oscar and could have minted an entire career in thoughtful period dramas. However, Vikander decide to get back to action as she playing the action-heroine route donning the iconic tank top and cargo pants of Lara Croft the Tomb Raider 2018.
This version of Lara featuring Vikander comes with a new backstory and a new motivation for her adventures. Seven years after the disappearance of her father, 21-year-old Lara has refused to take the reins of his global business empire as well as the fact that her father be gone. She works as a bike courier in London while taking college classes. Eventually, she becomes inspired to investigate her father’s disappearance and travels to his last-known location happen to be a tomb on an island somewhere off the coast of Japan.
As the official plot description, the stakes couldn’t be higher for Lara, and she must learn to push herself beyond her limits as she journeys into the unknown, and if she can survive this adventure, it could be the marking of her earning her the name as Tomb Raider.
“When I was asked to take on this role I got really excited. Lara Croft is a truly iconic character“, Vikander shares about her character, “I think people can identify with her for lots of different reasons, but for me I very much see her as a model for many young women. She’s trying to carve out her place in the world and connect her future with her past. She also has a fantastic mix of traits – tough, smart, vulnerable, plus she’s kick ass!”. Vikander views Lara as uniquely different to other characters she has taken on previously. She continues with sharing her enjoyment and thrill of playing Lara as well as the challenge of getting in to grips with such as physical role.
Producer Graham King shares his thought about the movie lead as “Alicia Vikander brings tremendous depth and vulnerability to this character, which is every bit as important as Lara Croft’s fierce strength, determination, and physicality”. As he continues, we learn that the movie will take us from Lara’s early origins as a normal girl, through the physical and emotional challenges, to the moment she ultimately becomes a Tomb Raider. “It’s a complex character, requiring a range of elements and Alicia brings all of that together brilliantly in her portrayal”, Kings talks about Lara in this reboot of Tomb Raider.