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Who Should be the New Lara Croft?


#1


Tomb Raider films are getting a reboot - this includes not having Angelina Jolie involved.

Personally, I was never really that fussed about the original movies - but I do think there is enough potential in making a decent movie from TR's material; the games are pretty good imo(for it's genre).

Who do you think could/should be Lara Croft?

A couple suggestions:
- Gemma Atherton
- Olga Kurylenko

Please no one say Megan Fox


#2

Megan Fox. Cuz she’s foxaaaaaaaaaaaaaay.


#3

I think Kathy Bates would make an excellent Lara Croft. She definitely has the body for it.


#4

[quote]therajraj wrote:
I think Kathy Bates would make an excellent Lara Croft. She definitely has the body for it.[/quote]

Perfect!

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#5

[quote]therajraj wrote:
I think Kathy Bates would make an excellent Lara Croft. She definitely has the body for it.[/quote]

Too bad Ethel Merman is dead. That part was made for her!


#6

[quote]Nards wrote:

[quote]therajraj wrote:
I think Kathy Bates would make an excellent Lara Croft. She definitely has the body for it.[/quote]

Perfect!

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Dude I could barely control myself when she went topless a few movies back.


#7

It’s a tough one. In her prime Jolie is on that Hollywood symbolic status level. She was damn hot during the Lara Croft years. Thing is with her is not only is she fucken smoking, moves elegantly and can act but she also has that tough/aggressive element which is important for the Lara Croft character. Megan Fox obviously has the sexy thing down but she can’t act and she’s just not kick-ass enough.

I think someone like Rachel Nichols could work but it’s tough. They don’t make em like they used to in Hollywood.


#8

More importantly Why does hollywood have the need to reboot Lara Croft its not even 10 years old, I mean there even rebooting spiderman as well. What a joke.


#9

[quote]Gettnitdone wrote:
It’s a tough one. In her prime Jolie is on that Hollywood symbolic status level. She was damn hot during the Lara Croft years. Thing is with her is not only is she fucken smoking, moves elegantly and can act but she also has that tough/aggressive element which is important for the Lara Croft character. Megan Fox obviously has the sexy thing down but she can’t act and she’s just not kick-ass enough.

I think someone like Rachel Nichols could work but it’s tough. They don’t make em like they used to in Hollywood.[/quote]

I agree, Jolie was perfect for the role - it’s a shame that she was wasted though.
Apparently the film is about Lara Croft’s origins, so the actor they choose needs to be of the right age + they need to be strong enough as a lead. Lara Croft is British, so finding the right person to nail down a good accent is also important.

This film will probably help build the hype for the Uncharted movies as well - both in the similar genre of action/adventure.


#10

Our very own Debra from TN.


#11

If we are going for younger, my vote goes to Ashley Greene.


#12

[quote]DBCooper wrote:

[quote]therajraj wrote:
I think Kathy Bates would make an excellent Lara Croft. She definitely has the body for it.[/quote]

Too bad Ethel Merman is dead. That part was made for her![/quote]

lol


#13

Olga Kurylenko. I could definitely see her fitting that role.


#14

[quote]Beast27195 wrote:
If we are going for younger, my vote goes to Ashley Greene. [/quote]

She could definitely be a Lara Croft - nice beast, she’s stunning.


#15

[quote]Beast27195 wrote:
If we are going for younger, my vote goes to Ashley Greene. [/quote]

How about the chick from Buffy?


#16

The current official LC model, Alison Carroll, looks smoking in the role. She’s English and a gymnast to boot. But she’d never get a shot at it.


#17

They are rebooting the video game, so would make sense to do a movie also. I have no input other than at least have an actress with an ass. Somebody that at least looks athletic and not the normal flat assed and chested super model BS.


#18

Kate Beckinsale.


#19

[quote]Stern wrote:
The current official LC model, Alison Carroll, looks smoking in the role. She’s English and a gymnast to boot. But she’d never get a shot at it.

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