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Who’s Worthy To Play Lara Croft In New Tomb Raider Movie?

Who's Worthy To Play Lara Croft In New Tomb Raider Movie?
Tomb Raider (2013)

Although the correct answer is "nobody", I do have a few semi-worthy actresses in mind though.  As an overly infatuated Tomb Raider fan. I feel I am extremely qualified to make the decision as to who would be right to play the daring, brave, majestically awe-inspiring Lara Croft. (My hero and unhealthy obsession since I was 5 years old.)

1. Camilla Luddington


Since the New Tomb Raider Movie will be based on the Tomb Raider (2013) reboot. It only makes since that Camilla be considered. She has already been Lara being the voice and main motion capture for the new game. Which would give her role as Lara a sense of authenticity. I think a lot of fans (including myself) would be so happy to see someone part of the Tomb Raider family, portray the role of Lara Croft.

2.  Emilia Clarke


Most known for her role as Daenerys Targaryen on HBO's Game Of Thrones, Emilia Clarke is a pretty awesome actress. Her portrayal of the strong, courageous, Mother of Dragons is captivating. I think she would give a honest portrayal of our beloved heroine. Emilia being cast as Lara Croft would make a lot of since I believe her previous role makes her qualified also. I mean she ate a raw horse heart, now if that isn't badass I don't know what is.

3. Jaimie Alexander


This is an iffy one Jaimie Alexander, nowadays most known for her role as Sif in the Thor movie. I fell in love with her acting when she was on Kyle XY though, with her role as Jessi. I heard someone else mention her as being good for the role of Lara, and I kind of agree. I do think anyone playing the role of Lara should have an authentic English accent though. Also she might look a bit too mature for the role, since Lara is gonna be in her 20s. I believe she would definitely do a good enough performance, which is why I chose her.

4. An Unknown


It would be very wise for MGM and other's involved in the Tomb Raider reboot. To just consider casting someone not yet discovered, a nobody (so to speak) who has great potential. Not everyone who's acting right now can be a perfect fit for every role (except Meryl Streep of course ). Using an unknown actress would give Lara a new start, someone out there could be the perfect Lara Croft. This is a very short list but these are the only three people I would have to consider for Lara. There aren't many actresses today who would be right for the role. I would love to hear other fans thoughts and opinions on who would be right for Lara. (Not just based on looks either, I'm sick of Megan Fox suggestions.)


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Hi I'm Frankie I've been alive for 20 years now. I'm an artist and a writer, who plays video games religiously.

  1. ol_whatsername
    Date: November 19, 2013
    Author: ol_whatsername

    420 Points, 3 Comments, and 1 Articles.

    I’ve not seen Camilla in anything other than Tomb Raider so I can say how she’d fit in the movie until I have because to me voice acting and acting on screen are different things and not all actors can do both well. However, being a die hard Game of Thrones I think Emilia could really be fantastic in the part. There really aren’t many actresses around right now that I could see in the part.

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