Casting Call
5 Actresses Who Could Play A New Lara Croft

Firefilm | 18 Nov 2015 16:00
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Hailee Steinfeld (Berlin Film Festival 2011) (cropped)

4. Hailee Steinfeld

Hey, if you're looking to launch a new franchise with an open-ended contract that can bring in the video game fans as well as some elusive tween-to-teen demographics, the smart business maneuver is to go young and go quality. In that scenario, Oscar-nominated Steinfeld is your gal. Though only nineteen, she has proven to be a real stunner in the Coen-helmed True Grit opposite some intimidating costars. Sure, she's American, but so was Jolie. And Steinfeld's British accent in 2013's Romeo and Juliet was given a wide seal of approval.

Steinfeld's take on Croft would undoubtedly be a more introspective one. This is a good thing; Lara should be out of her element initially, and uncertain of her actions. But if Steinfeld's physical work in Ender's Game and Barely Lethal are any indication, an action-packed Tomb Raider will definitely rise and stay for several films.

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