'Star Wars: Episode VII' Star Daisy Ridley Up To Play Lara Croft In The New 'Tomb Raider' Reboot

As most of us could've predicted, the success of The Force Awakens has launched the stardoms of both John Boyega and Daisy Ridley. The two went from relatively unknown actors to household names over night, and have already gathered huge followings by Star Wars fans. So it was only a matter of time before the two were offered big roles of their own in other franchises, and that opportunity has just come up for Ridley. The actress is reportedly being looked at to play the lead of Lara Croft in the upcoming reboot of the Tomb Raider series, a role previously played by Angelina Jolie. 

We have heard a number of names suggested by fans for the role of Croft, with most of them being older than Ridley. Most recently Lauren Cohan of Walking Dead fame has become an increasing fan favorite for the role. But having said that, it seems the producers of the upcoming film would really like to see Ridley take the lead. Deadline suggests that although the are considering several other actresses for the role, Ridley is thought to be the favorite amongst many of the producers despite not having been approached for the part yet. 
Ridley certainly fits the mold director Roar Uthaug (The Wave) is looking for, which is a contrast from Jolie's older version of the character. Its been suggested that the director will be taking a lot of inspiration from the recent successful video game reboot of Tomb Raider, which also followed a younger less sexualized version of Croft's character. Is this is really the version of the character Uthaug is looking to adapt, Ridley seems like a very good fit for the part.
The only problem with casting Ridley is of course the fact that the actress has another massive franchise currently on her hands. With Episode 8 in production and Episode 9 on the way shortly after, Ridley is sure to have a very busy shooting schedule. If Uthaug is hoping for the new Tomb Raider reboot to launch a series of it's own, it will be very difficult for Ridley to be leading to franchises at once. Of course we've seen it work before such as with Jennifer Lawrence balancing The Hunger Games and X-Men franchises, so its always possible Ridley can do the same. 
So do you like the idea of Daisy Ridley playing Lara Croft? Is there another actress your rather see in the role? Let us know below!