Tomb Raider fans rejoice!
Alicia Vikander says you should have a movie trailer to look at in about two weeks.
Vikander, 28, the star of the upcoming Tomb Raider reboot, was in Toronto at TIFF this week to promote two intense new movies.
She stars in Wim Wenders’ Submergence, opposite James McAvoy, and she stars with Eva Green and Charlotte Rampling in the heart-breaking Euphoria, the first English language film from Swedish director Lisa Langseth.
Langseth kick-started Vikander’s career with Pure (2009), the actress’ film debut. They also made Hotel together.
In Euphoria, Vikander and Green play estranged sisters who reunite to go on a special retreat. There’s a lot of unfinished business between the two women, and not much time to talk about it; the story concerns life, death and family, and it packs a punch.
As for Tomb Raider, Vikander says she’s undergone intense training to take on the action role, which, obviously, has to be different from the Angelina Jolie version. “I thought it was a shot to tell a story about a young girl finding her footing in the world. I hope it will be relatable to young women and I hope parents will want their kids to see it,” says Vikander.
Her character is 21 and without any real goals in life; then she decides to find out what happened to her father, an adventurer who has been missing and presumed dead for years.
“It’s about being young, and not really knowing what kind of life is going to be in front of you. And you’ve been thrown questions about what you want to do, what you should do, and it’s not an easy thing for a teenager to figure that out. There’s a lot of pressure.”
Adds Vikander, “It’s a coming of age story with a known action character, and hopefully we’ll see some new aspects of her that we haven’t seen before.” [Source]