Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Hayley Atwell as Lara Croft: Tomb Raider?

It's funny how something as simple as a 're-tweet' on Twitter can create internet buzz.  Let me back up a moment.  Lara Croft, of Tomb Raider fame, is a video game icon.  The character first premiered in 1996, and was completely rebooted this year.  I actually own the game, and tell you first hand... it's incredible.  Easily one of the best games of the year, if not ever.  You may remember the character was portrayed by Angelina Jolie in two films for Paramount.  That being said, MGM has picked up the film rights.

It seems as though fans are excited about Hayley Atwell (Captain America: The First Avenger), possibly playing the part.  Atwell is excited too.  She re-tweeted several comments about herself possibly playing the part.  Now I'm not here to write an entire post about her Twitter account.  My question is, could she do it?  She's obviously beautiful, but can she play vulnerable?  The game is about 20 hours from start to finish; and the game creators took a lot of time to get it right.  There was so much emotion and character developement to go along with the all out action.  After finishing the game, I don't see Atwell in it.  But it's still so early in the process, and it's just fun to speculate sometimes.

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