Tomb Raider movie gets Iron Man writers... but who will play Lara Croft?

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Iron Man screenwriters Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby have been hired to write a Lara Croft origin story. So who will Hollywood get to fill in Angelina Jolie's old thigh-holsters?


The trades are reporting that the writers are gunning for an "Origin story for Lara Croft that solidifies her place alongside Ellen Ripley and Sarah Connor in the pantheon of great female action heroes."

King's GK Films and producers Graham King and Tim Headington are hoping for a 2013 release for the rebooted film starting with the origins story — but will Angelina Jolie return to play a younger version of herself? No. We'd bet our very last credit that Olivia Wilde is the top contender. She's got a lot of genre buzz and devil-may-care Twittertude for the part. With Tron and Cowboys & Aliens coming up, she's ripe for a lead role in a blockbuster.



Don't get me wrong, I LOVE Olivia Wilde like a crazy stalker person, and as drop dead gorgeous as she is, there's one reason why (without digital augmentation or SERIOUS padding) she couldn't play Lara Croft:

One of Croft's defining "attributes" are her impractically large breasts. Don't make a Tomb Raider movie with a Lara Croft character, and then make the character NOT like the game character in a seriously obvious way.

That's the kind of shit Uwe Boll pulls.