Tomb Raider casts Killjoys star Hannah John-Kamen as production on the ambitious live-action reboot continues. It’s no secret that Hollywood has had its fair share of troubles bringing popular video game titles to life on the silver screen with relatively any success. After both Warcraft and Assassin’s Creed were met with disappointing critical responses last year – just when it looked like the video game adaptation curse might have been broken – gamers everywhere are more skeptical of Hollywood messing with their properties than they ever have been before. However, if there’s one title in the works right now that it seems worth feeling optimistic towards, it’s Warner Bros.’ upcoming live-action reboot of Tomb Raider.
More than anything else, the most impressive thing about Tomb Raider is the caliber of talent – both in front of and behind the camera – that the studio has been able to assemble for this particular reboot. With foreign filmmaker Roat Uthaug signed on as director following the success of his last film, The Wave, the new Tomb Raider has managed to acquire talented actors like Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft and Walton Goggins as its lead antagonist. Both actors, in particular, are the kinds of names worth getting excited for any movie about, let alone one of this magnitude.
Production on Tomb Raider is currently and has been underway for quite some time now. Following the release of the first images of Alicia Vikander as Croft in the film several weeks ago, Deadline is reporting that Killjoys star Hannah John-Kamen has officially joined the cast of the film. While details regarding the actress’ overall role in the film’s story are still being kept under wraps, the report does state that she will be playing the best friend and flatmate of Vikander’s Croft in it.
While she did play a First Order Officer in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, this marks the largest film role to date for John-Kamen. However, the actress has been building a fairly impressive lineup of TV credits for herself over the past few years, after making appearances in shows like Black Mirror season 4, Game of Thrones, Killjoys, and more. She’s also set to play a role in Steven Spielberg’s highly anticipated, ambitious feature film adaptation of Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One.
Taking into account the first Angelina Jolie-led Tomb Raider films, it’s hopefully a telling sign of the quality of this reboot that so many talented, unique actors have already signed onto the new reboot. John-Kamen is just the latest in a long line of good signs that could signal Tomb Raider being a change in luck for Hollywood when it comes to bringing these popular game titles to the big screen.