Date: 3rd May 2016

Alicia Vikander will play Lara Croft in new Tomb Raider film.

Alicia Vikander has signed up to play Lara Croft in the new Tomb Raider film.

She's following in the footsteps of Angelina Jolie who starred in the first two adaptations of the game series more than 10 years ago.

There have been rumours of a sequel for years, with various Hollywood actresses linked to play the archaeologist-adventurer.

Daisy Ridley, Emilia Clarke, Cara Delevigne and Gemma Arterton were all front runners, according to reports.

In February, Alicia won the best supporting actress Oscar for her role in The Danish Girl, opposite Eddie Redmayne.

She's also been in Ex Machina and she's recently finished filming alongside Matt Damon in Jason Bourne, which is out later this year.

Source: Press Release