Edgar Wright Is Convinced Aubrey Plaza Should Be the Next ‘Tomb Raider’

Aubrey Plaza: Certified Action Star and Now the Next Lara Croft?
The 'Emily the Criminal' actress and producer was apparently so convincing in the Sundance action drama that her pal and fellow filmmaker Edgar Wright thought she was cast in the latest 'Tomb Raider' movie. Plaza's cover story for MovieMaker magazine and the austere, tank-top clad look prompted Wright to come forward.
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"My friend Edgar Wright actually saw this and texted me and said, 'Oh my god, you're the new Lara Croft? You're the new Tomb Raider?” That's the character in Tomb Raider. And I said: "No, Edgar. This is my movie Emily the Criminal," Plaza shared during The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon.
Plaza added, "And he really thought I was cast as the new Tomb Raider. And then I looked it up and they're filling that role right now. And I said, 'Well, there you have it. The new Tomb Raider, whatever.'”
The Spin Me Round star also joked, "They asked me to be on the cover of Vogue, but I said, 'No, I do MovieMaker.'"
Presenter Fallon showed a picture of Plaza and Angelina Jolie in the original clothes from "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider" side by side around 2001.
"I could actually see that happening," Fallon explained.
Even Wright tweeted that it was "100 percent true" that Plaza would be Lara Croft.
Well, Plaza could very well be cast in an upcoming franchise installment after lead actress Alicia Vikander left the role after her 2018 reboot movie. MGM recently returned the Tomb Raider rights to producer Graham King and his GK Films after owning the intellectual property for nine years.
There has reportedly been a "feeding frenzy" among studios and streamers to acquire the rights to the franchise. The Amazon-MGM deal brought more than 4,000 films and 17,000 TV shows to Amazon Prime Video, including IPs from James Bond, Pink Panther and the "Rocky" franchise, in addition to "Tomb Raider".
Vikander previously gave an update that a follow-up to Amazon's $8.5 billion acquisition of MGM in March 2022 was "in someone else's hands." The sequel to Vikander's Tomb Raider was set to be helmed by Lovecraft Country creator Misha Green.
“With the buyout of MGM and Amazon, I have no idea. Now it's kind of politics," Vikander recently told Entertainment Weekly. "I think Mischa and I were ready, so it's in someone else's hands to be honest."
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