Eidos heeft vandaag bekend gemaakt wie de hoofdrol in de Lara Croft film mag spelen. De gelukkige is Oscar winnaares Angelina Jolie geworden. De regie van de film is in handen van Simon West, die onder andere Con Air en The General's Daughter heeft geregiseerd. Opnames beginnen deze zomer.Time was when the hottest question in the film business was, “Who will be the next James Bond?” That question assumed another form once it was disclosed that a film version of publisher Eidos and developer Core Design's Tomb Raider game series, featuring virtual heroine Lara Croft, would become a Paramount Pictures film. The question with which the gaming and film communities have been obsessed--"Who will be Lara Croft?"--has been answered: Eidos today announced that Angelina Jolie, an Oscar winner, SAG Award winner and three-time Golden Globe honoree, has landed the coveted starring role in the much-anticipated live Tomb Raider action film. The film will be directed at the hand of Simon West, the director of The General's Daughter and Con Air, and production begins principal photography this summer at the Pinewood Studios outside London. Lawrence Gordon, Lloyd Levin and Colin Wilson are the producers. Charles Cornwall, Eidos' chief executive officer, is the executive producer, and Bobby Klein is the co-producer. The script is from Pat Massett and John Zinman. Jolie won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role in the film Girl, Interrupted, for which she also won her third Golden Globe award and a Screen Actors Guild award. She earned her first Golden Globe award for TNT's George Wallace and her second for HBO's Gia, both of which also brought her Emmy award nominations. Her upcoming films include Gone in Sixty Seconds with Nicolas Cage. Additional biographical information and photos are available here.