I tell yah, it seems like this site has gotten too serious recently with so much Oscar talk and I figured it was time to take a step back and have a little fun and with the recent news that Warner Bros. and producer Dan Lin are in early development on a reboot of the Lara Croft franchise and the rumors saying Megan Fox is being considered as the lead I felt it would be fun to do a quick rundown of a few actresses I think could fill the shoes of Miss Croft.
Of course, I am at a disadvantage seeing how I never played the game, but I did see both of the Angelina Jolie films and I think I have enough to go on to at least put together ten names to at least consider, but I admit I am more fond of my top five than I am my bottom five, but isn't that the way it should be?
From what I know Lara Croft is a beautiful and well endowed woman who likes to wear tight clothing and very short shorts. I think all the actresses I have listed in this top ten will have no problems when it comes to those attributions, but the one thing that comes into the play is the level of athleticism necessary for such a role -- that is the one thing I am still not positive all the actresses on this list can handle and perhaps is where you can help me out in the comments.
For now, check out the list and let me know what you think in the poll at the end of the article and in the comments below. Enjoy!
I wanted my number ten pick to be a complete wild card and I think Nikki fills that prerequisite although I don't think she would be that bad of a choice. I originally thought she may be too short for the role, but it turns out she is only about 1.5 inches shorter than Jolie and there is no denying her beauty as we recently saw in Twilight despite the retched blond hair.
Hathaway certainly satisfies the body proportions to play Lara Croft and I would say her performance in Get Smart convinced me she has enough athleticism to satisfy the needs of the role. The only thing concerning me with Anne is that she would have to hit the tanning booth and she would have to hit it HARD because those lengthy white legs of hers may end up glowing on the big screen in Croft's short shorts. Not that I am complaining, but perhaps a few trips to Tropical Tan will do the trick. On top of all this, Hathaway is now rumored to be in the next Stephen Chow movie... a perfect chance to get some action pointers from one of the best.
Here we have our first bonafide English woman as Miss Blunt was absent from theaters in 2008 outside of a few festival features, but we will get an eyeful of her in 2009 with the likes of Sunshine Cleaning, The Great Buck Howard, The Wolf Man and the potential Oscar bid in Young Victoria. Blunt is currently set to star as Natasha Romanoff, aka the Black Widdow, in Iron Man 2 should production schedules work out, which would be a perfect role to act as a primer for a turn as Croft. Of course the fact she is beautiful doesn't hurt either.