Alicia Vikander is about to follow in Angelina Jolie’s footsteps.
The Oscar winner for “The Danish Girl” has signed on to play Lara Croft in “Tomb Raider” for MGM, Warner Bros. and GK Films, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The movie will recount the first adventure for the young and untested Croft. Vikander reportedly beat out many actresses, including “Star Wars” leading lady Daisy Ridley, for the role, which Jolie played in two previous movies — “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider” (2001) and “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life” (2003).Photos25 movies with the highest number of sequelsCritic's previewThe movies you have to see in 2016PhotosThe 25 biggest box office hits of all time
Last year was a breakout year for Vikander, who also attracted attention for her performance in the drama “Ex Machina.”