Everyone’s been wondering when the next Lara Croft franchise film would be made and who, if not Angelina Jolie, would star as the title character. Saturday, the news finally came out as to who the next Lara Croft would be.

Olivia Wilde was interviewed for the Brazilian film website CinePop, and she said that she has been a big fan of the character and is happy portray the character in the new film version, which is set for 2013 .

So far, she is the only confirmed cast member. The director of the film is Mark Fergus, who also wrote another film Wilde has starred in, “Cowboys and Aliens.” He’s also written “Iron Man.” Fergus and Hawk Ostby have written the screenplay for the new “Lara Croft” film, and Graham King and Ted Hedington will produce.

There’s more at work here than Hollywood just feeling like they need to give the fans what they want. The first two “Tomb Raider” films made around $400 million worldwide, which, of course, begs the question of when, in this reboot age of movies, “Tomb Raider” was going to be dusted off and put back out there for market.

How do you feel about Wilde portraying Lara Croft? Write your opinions below.

Olivia Wilde

By Monique Jones

Monique Jones blogs about race and culture in entertainment, particularly movies and television. You can read her articles at Racialicious, and her new site, COLOR . You can also listen to her new podcast, What would Monique Say.

3 thoughts on “Olivia Wilde Is Lara Croft”
  1. Noone can ever replace Angelina Jolie at ANYTHING!!

    I’m really against ms. Wilde being cast as Lara, bc Lara is my fave hero and TR is my all time fave video game. Last year when a poll was run I voted to make Lara CGI or to bring Angelina back, to the other option which is the one that won.:( 

  2. This is fake! Olivia say its new is false in her twitter! Angie is old to Lara, she was a great job but now i need a young Laar!

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