Ben Wheatley Directing The Next Tomb Raider Film

Ben Wheatley Directing The Next Tomb Raider Film

With Alicia Vikander Returning As Laura

Ben Wheatley has been set to direct MGM’s Tomb Raider sequel, with the studio setting a release date of March 19th, 2021.

This report comes from Deadline, who also confirmed that Alicia Vikander is reprising her role as the treasure-hunting heroine Lara Croft. Wheatley is known for his work on films like Kill List, Sightseers, and High-Rise. Frequent Wheatley collaborator Amy Jump (Kill List, A Field in England, High-Rise, Free Fire) is writing the script, and Graham King is producing through his GK Films banner, and Elizabeth Cantillon.

Wheatley is currently in post-production on Rebecca for Working Title Films.

Directed by Roar Uthaug, last year’s Tomb Raider film grossed $275 million worldwide. Production on the sequel will begin early next year, and we’ll keep you posted on any major developments.

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