At the end of July, it became known that MGM had lost the rights to the film adaptation of Tomb Raider , and the sequel to the 2018 film with Alicia Vikander, which was planned, was canceled. Who will play the next tomb raider in the movie is still unknown, but director Edgar Wright mistakenly suggested that this role was already assigned to the 38-year-old Aubrey Plaza .
The director of “Baby Driver” came to this conclusion after he saw the cover of MovieMaker magazine, where his colleague in the film “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” is depicted in an image reminiscent of Lara Croft. Wright wrote Plaza a message and asked if she was really the new tomb raider, but on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, the actress denied the director’s guesses. In fact, the cover of the magazine got a frame from the crime drama ” Criminal Emily “, where Aubrey Plaza played the leading role .
“My friend Edgar Wright actually saw that and texted me and said, ‘Oh my god, you’re the new Lara Croft? You’re the new Tomb Raider?’ … And I was like, ‘No, Edgar. That’s my movie, Emily the Criminal.’ He genuinely thought I was cast as the new Tomb Raider” Aubrey Plaza shared on the show with Jimmy Fallon.
The failed sequel to Tomb Raider: Lara Croft has been in development since 2019, but full-fledged production of the tape, the last month of which was launched in May of this year, has not begun. Other cancellation factors also cite the takeover of MGM by Amazon .