‘Tomb Raider’ Adds Dominic West As Lara Croft’s Father

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Warner Bros. and MGM’s new Tomb Raider movie has found Lara Croft’s father.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Dominic West (The Wire, The Affair) has been cast as the titular character’s long-missing father, Lord Richard Croft, in the upcoming reboot, which recently begun production.

West joins a cast that so far includes Academy Award winner Alicia Vikander as a young Lara, Walton Goggins as the main antagonist, and Daniel Wu as Lu Ren, a ship captain who teams up with Vikander’s character on a quest to find her father.

Back in November of 2016, producer Graham King spoke with HeyUGuys about the film’s story, which follows Lara on her very first mission:

“Well this is kind of what we call a ‘back to the roots story’. This is a young Lara Croft in search to see if her father is dead or alive, so it has a very emotional part to it and I think that’s what Alicia found so interesting about it. I think the storytelling is really good and I think we’ve got the right crew and a great director and I think it’s going to be really fun making a film like this.”

Tomb Raider opens in theaters on March 16, 2018.

Source: THR

Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he's not playing video games, he's usually writing about film and television.