8:20am PT by Rebecca Ford
Dominic West Joins Alicia Vikander in 'Tomb Raider' (Exclusive)
Dominic West has been cast to play Lara Croft’s father in MGM and Warner Bros.’s reboot of Tomb Raider.
Alicia Vikander is starring as the popular video game character, an archeologist-adventurer, while Roar Uthaug (The Wave) is on board to direct.
The film follows Lara Croft as she sets out on her first expedition to finish her father's research and uncover ancient secrets in order to clear his disgraced name.
Croft’s father, Lord Richard Croft, is a key figure in the Raider mythos and is an aristocrat and archeologist. (Jon Voight played the character in the Angelina Jolie-starring Raider movies.) It's not the first time West has played the father to Vikander's character — he took on the same role in the 2014 drama Testament of Youth.
Walton Goggins and Daniel Wu also are attached to MGM and Warner's reboot.
MGM and Warner Bros. are co-producing the film, with MGM overseeing production. The studios acquired the rights from GK Films, which had previously purchased the film rights in 2011 from Square Enix Ltd. Graham King is producing.
West currently stars on Showtime’s series The Affair, which is airing its third season. Known for starring on HBO’s hit series The Wire, his film credits include Jodie Foster’s Money Monster and Genius opposite Colin Firth and Jude Law. He’s repped by WME and Tavistock Wood Management in the U.K.