Aubrey Plaza told Newsweek she would love to play Lara Croft: Tomb Raider

There have been stranger stories of Hollywood origins.

It started with Aubrey Plaza and her filmmaker friend Edgar Wright (last night in soho, dropping out) when Wright saw the promotional poster for Plaza’s new film Emily the CriminalHe mistakenly – but understandably – thought he was looking at a photo of his friend in costume as Lara Croft, the titular Tomb Raider, played by Angelina Jolie and Alicia Vikander in the first three Hollywood blockbusters .

EmilyWhich premieres in theaters on August 12, is about a woman (Plaza) who turns to a life of crime in order to crush student loans.

“It was so funny when [Edgar] texted me because I didn’t know how eerily similar those photos were,” Plaza revealed newsweek on 10 August. “Emily has a purse strap and Lara Croft has a gun holster; they’re very different. It’s so weird and totally casual, but I’ll take it.”

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Filmmaker Edgar Wright thought it was the actress in Aubrey Plaza’s still-dress as the new Lara Croft in “Emily the Criminal” (right). Left, Angelina Jolie in a promotional shot for the 2001 film “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider.”
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tomb Raider The film franchise began in 2001 with Jolie in the lead role. Lara Craft: Tomb Raider and its 2003 follow-up, Lara Craft: Tomb Raider—Cradle of Life, Both were based on the video game series about the Titanic artifact seeker. Vikander played the title role in 2018 tomb Raider,

Plaza first told the story The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonAnd the host put up photos of Emily and Lara to prove just how stunning the resemblance is.

Turns out, Plaza isn’t opposed to the idea. “Look, I don’t know what the future holds for me, but I love it,” she said. newsweek, “When she texted me it was so funny because I had no idea how eerily similar those pictures were. Emily is carrying a purse strap and Lara Croft has a gun holster, they are so different. But this Very weird and completely casual, but I’ll take it.”

indie darling known for beloved series parks and Recreationand breakout dark-comedy-drama Ingrid goes west And Black BearSays, “I love action movies, and I don’t discriminate against big movies or small movies. I like all kinds of movies. I would love if somehow it turns into a real thing, but who knows, I don’t know. He’s an iconic character. He’s the original badass.”

vikander was slated to star in tomb Raider The sequel, which was originally set to premiere during the pandemic and does not currently have a release date. Vikander then dropped out of the franchise, leaving the title character uncast.

Aubrey’s April, Ingrid, Emily… Maybe Lara is next.

newsweek Angelina has reached out to Jolie and Alicia Vikander for comment.

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