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Daisy Ridley May Be the Next Lara Croft

Rey is in the running to play the 'Tomb Raider' icon.
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With MGM and Warner Bros. partnering to reboot 2001's Tomb Raider movie, speculation has been high as to who'll be taking over Angelina Jolie's highly memorable turn as gun-toting archeologist Lara Croft.

Deadline is reporting that one of the actresses in the running to fill Jolie's combat boots is 23-year-old British actress Daisy Ridley. Ridley has already proven herself more than capable of playing the heroine with her portrayal of Rey in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

It's still early yet in the casting process, but Ridley certainly isn't a bad place to start. Like they say, if you can helm one nerd franchise, you can helm them all.

h/t Vulture