She's edged out rumoured favourite Daisy Ridley to land the role of the archaeologist-adventurer in the re-boot, tipped for late 2017.
The Swedish star, 27, who won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in last year’s critically acclaimed The Danish Girl, is to follow in the footsteps of Angelina Jolie in what The Hollywood Reporter describes as an origin story that tracks the computer game heroine’s first adventure.
Alicia Vikander is to take the role of Lara Croft in an upcoming 'Tomb Raider' re-boot
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Lara Croft - Chocolate Fashion Ironman by Faith Drobin and Michelle Tampakis and Lara Croft (Tomb Raider) by Derek Poirier for Valrhona New York City, USA - at the 11th Annual New York Chocolate Show Opening Night Preview and Fashion Show at Pier 94 Thursday 6th November 2008
Alison Carroll, Lara Croft and Tomb Raider Monday 11th August 2008 The new face of Lara Croft from the game Tomb Raider that is out in November, appears before the media for the first time at Pineapple Studios London, England