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Tomb Raider Reboot Casts Dominic West as Lara Croft’s Father

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Tomb Raider Reboot Casts Dominic West as Lara Croft’s Father

Although we don’t yet know the whereabouts of Lara Craft’s father, we do know who will play him in the upcoming “Tomb Raider” reboot.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, “The Affair” star Dominic West has been cast as Lord Richard Croft in the video game adaptation from MGM and Warner Bros.

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He joins Alicia Vikander, who stars as Lara Croft, as well as Walton Goggins, who will appear as the as-yet-unnamed antagonist of the film, and Daniel Wu, who’s been cast as Lara’s ship captain and partner Lu Ren. Directed by Roar Uthaug (“The Wave”), the film follows Lara as she seeks to complete her father’s research and uncover ancient secrets to redeem his disgraced name.

Lord Richard Croft is an aristocrat and archeologist, and is a central figure in the world of “Tomb Raider.” Jon Voight played the character in the 2001 film, which starred his daughter Angelina Jolie.

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This won’t be the first time West and Vikander have played father and daughter on film: The two were co-stars in the 2014 drama “Testament of Youth.”

Lara Croft’s last cinematic adaptation was 2003’s “Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life,” the second outing for Jolie. Dark Horse Comics recently published an ongoing “Tomb Raider” series by writer Mariko Tamaki and artist Phillip Sevy that follows the game’s rebooted continuity — a road the film is reportedly poised to travel as well.

“Tomb Raider” arrives in theaters March 16, 2018.

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