Olivia Wilde Is Not Replacing Angelina Jolie in a Tomb Raider Reboot
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Despite reports that Olivia Wilde will be taking over the role of Lara Croft in a reboot of the Tomb Raider movies, the actress has confirmed on Twitter that this is actually not happening. The reboot, however, is happening, but no stars have been attached to replace Angelina Jolie in the lead role. But wait a second — Olivia Wilde might be an awesome Lara Croft, no?
The report first came from the Brazilian site, Cinepop, which said that Wilde — who most recently starred in Tron: Legacy, Cowboys and Aliens, and now, In Time (busy, busy lady) — had “confirmed” her role in the reboot in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. But that is nowhere to be found, so it might just be based on completely unsubstantiated rumors.
Wilde, who was in New York this weekend for Halloween and the
nice fall weather surprise winter storm, set the record straight on Twitter yesterday:
But with her newly-acquired sci-fi/action cred, wouldn’t Wilde be a great candidate to replace Jolie as Lara Croft? This reboot is actually happening — producer Graham King of GK Films won the rights and is looking at a possible 2013 release date. The only catch for possible replacements is that King worked with Jolie on The Tourist, so this might, maybe, perhaps mean that Jolie might still be on board to play the video game heroine. However, in another report, the screenwriters working on the reboot script — Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby — wrote Iron Man and, incidentally, Cowboys and Aliens, which featured Wilde.
And that is how rumors get started in Hollywood.
(via Geek Tyrant)