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Who Do You Think Could Play a Young Lara Croft?


Word on the street is the next Tomb Raider movie will be a prequel in which Lara Croft's origin story is revealed. Producer Dan Lin is all kinds of excited for the next movie, saying this one will be "more realistic" than past movies. He continued, "I would say it's like Terminator — character-driven action. I think for me the Lara Croft games and movies have gone a little too action-oriented. I wanted to have action, but with character." And Angelina Jolie will not be reprising her role, since the origin story will require a young Lara Croft.

There were some mixed feelings about this project initially, but now that it sounds like it'll be a different take on the role (so, not a straight remake of stuff Jolie's already done), are you any more sold on it? What young actress do you think could step into the butt-kicking boots of a younger Lara Croft?

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sidra5397 sidra5397 6 years
Please do not pick Megan Fox... If they are going for more character in these films they should choose someone with acting chops. I'd hope they wouldn't sink so low as to cast the Angelina wannabe.
Ella-Pretty Ella-Pretty 6 years
Emily Browning - she's a young Angelina!http://www.imdb.com/media/rm3159984640/nm0115161IMO, Megan Fox and Olivia Wilde - biologically, they may be younger than Angelina - but they don't look THAT much younger...they don't look any younger now than Angelina did in the first Tomb Raider movie...so don't see how that would work for a pre-quel.
Ella-Pretty Ella-Pretty 6 years
Emily Browning - she's a young Angelina! http://www.imdb.com/media/rm3159984640/nm0115161 IMO, Megan Fox and Olivia Wilde - biologically, they may be younger than Angelina - but they don't look THAT much younger...they don't look any younger now than Angelina did in the first Tomb Raider movie...so don't see how that would work for a pre-quel.
reesiecup reesiecup 6 years
Oh, and I do like the idea of Olivia Wilde as well. I guess it depends on how "young" the studio wants to go.
reesiecup reesiecup 6 years
Based on general looks alone, besides Megan Fox, maybe Jessica Lowndes (new 90210) or Ashley Greene (Twilight). Not sure about the acting shops, but regardless, there's no equal substitution for Angelina :P
daise daise 6 years
1) Megan Fox can't act herself out of a paper bag - if Lin wants the new Lara to have character, Fox REALLY isn't the right gal2) Mila Kunis is too short - good if Lara had a younger, shorter sister maybe?3) Neither Dushku/ Bilson can act (also again, Bilson is waaaay short - whilst actors can bulk up etc. her frame is literally so small I don't see how casting her would work unless the films about a 14 yr old Lara!)Sorry bout all the negativity but I really don't think that there have been any suitable suggestions. Some of the actresses suggested are absolutely gorgeous but either don't have the body/ acting ability to play Lara. I think they're better going for an unknown or something.....They really lucked out with Angelina the first time - she IS Lara - face, body etc.
daise daise 6 years
1) Megan Fox can't act herself out of a paper bag - if Lin wants the new Lara to have character, Fox REALLY isn't the right gal 2) Mila Kunis is too short - good if Lara had a younger, shorter sister maybe? 3) Neither Dushku/ Bilson can act (also again, Bilson is waaaay short - whilst actors can bulk up etc. her frame is literally so small I don't see how casting her would work unless the films about a 14 yr old Lara!) Sorry bout all the negativity but I really don't think that there have been any suitable suggestions. Some of the actresses suggested are absolutely gorgeous but either don't have the body/ acting ability to play Lara. I think they're better going for an unknown or something..... They really lucked out with Angelina the first time - she IS Lara - face, body etc.
Renees3 Renees3 6 years
summer glau and olivia wilde are great ideas. Basically anyone NOT megan fox. It's not that I don't like her, really the only thing i've ever seen her do is Transformers which wasn't really any acting, but I'm so sick of the comparisons of her and angelina it's getting old!
justamy justamy 6 years
Eliza Dushku
justamy justamy 6 years
Eliza Dushku
DCBaxter DCBaxter 6 years
Totally agree on Olivia Wilde! And I'd love to see Rachel Bilson too.
specialksgurl specialksgurl 6 years
Summer Glau or Megan Fox.
specialksgurl specialksgurl 6 years
Summer Glau or Megan Fox.
superstar2780 superstar2780 6 years
both mila kunis and summer glau are excellent suggestions! megan fox could work too, though she's already said she doesn't want it.
Pistil Pistil 6 years
Oh, Olivia Wilde made me think of Summer Glau for the role.
Isista Isista 6 years
Hm...I vote for an unknown as well. I loved the original games, and I love Angie's role in the original Tomb Raider movies, and I'm excited for this as well. Although I will be very upset if they choose Megan Fox; her voice seems too....not Lara to me. I don't think she could pull off a realistic accent.
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 6 years
Olivia Wilde would be awesome!
Su2c Su2c 6 years
Megan Fox,Rachel Bilson,Keira Knightley or Taylor Cole.
melx melx 6 years
olivia wilde or emily blunt would be great choices!
redchick152 redchick152 6 years
i don't think jessica alba or megan fox can act worth a damn...and neither can carry a movie in a leading role!go for an unknown!
redchick152 redchick152 6 years
i don't think jessica alba or megan fox can act worth a damn...and neither can carry a movie in a leading role! go for an unknown!
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