Fleabag creator and star Phoebe Waller-Bridge is reteaming with Amazon to create a brand new tv sequence based mostly on the Tomb Raider video video games.
A brand new Tomb Raider sequence is at the moment within the works with Fleabag creator and star Phoebe Waller-Bridge. The Tomb Raider franchise started as a sequence of video video games centered on the titular adventurer Lara Croft, an archaeologist who goes on a sequence of daring adventures in historic ruins and, naturally, tombs. The sport sequence was initially tailored into live-action within the 2001 movie Lara Croft: Tomb Raider starring Angelina Jolie, which was adopted by the 2003 sequel Lara Croft: Tomb Raider – The Cradle of Life. The movie wing of the franchise was later rebooted with Alicia Vikander in 2018’s Tomb Raider, although that movie’s promised sequel has failed to return to fruition within the meantime.
Per THR, the enduring Lara Croft will return as soon as extra, however this time to the small display. Amazon is growing a brand new Prime Video sequence adapting the property with Waller-Bridge connected as the primary author. Together with Ryan Andolina and Amanda Greenblatt, Waller-Bridge can even be govt producing the sequence. Nevertheless, she won’t be enjoying the lead of the sequence, so the manufacturing nonetheless wants to search out its Lara.
Phoebe Waller-Bridge Has Already Confirmed Her Motion Bonafides
Though Waller-Bridge continues to be finest acknowledged for her work on Fleabag and different comedies just like the 2016 sitcom Crashing, she has already confirmed that she is price her salt on the subject of motion filmmaking. The primary main glimmer of her aptitude for grittier materials got here throughout her stint as govt producer and head author on the hit spy thriller sequence Killing Eve, which premiered in 2018 and went on to be nominated for 5 Golden Globes and 14 Emmy Awards, profitable one apiece. That very same yr, Waller-Bridge appeared because the socially conscious droid L3-37 within the prequel movie Solo: A Star Wars Story.
After revealing her motion prowess each on and offscreen, Waller-Bridge roughly completely shifted her focus to extra action-oriented work each as a author and actor. Certainly one of her largest initiatives within the style was the ultimate Daniel Craig James Bond movie, 2021’s No Time to Die, on which she is certainly one of a number of co-writers. She can be set to play an enormous function within the upcoming Indiana Jones and the Dial of Future, the most recent entry within the traditional Harrison Ford journey sequence that serves as an enormous inspiration for the unique Tomb Raider video games.
Who Will Play Lara Croft In The New Tomb Raider Present?
With the function of Lara Croft nonetheless unclaimed within the new Tomb Raider sequence, many actors will possible be clamoring for the chance to take the lead. It appears unlikely that Vikander could be returning for this challenge (although she and Jolie might at all times make cameos if they’re keen), so the door is broad open for brand new blood. There’s a big roster of proficient actors who might fill the function, however some which have just lately proven off their motion chops and should have a shot embody Uncharted star Tati Gabrielle (who additionally just lately appeared on the Netflix heist sequence Kaleidoscope) and Emily the Legal star Aubrey Plaza, who additionally just lately shucked her comedy roots from sequence together with NBC’s Parks and Recreation.
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