Olivia Wilde to play Lara Croft? Rep says no
Though some online were reporting on Wednesday that "House" and "Tron: Legacy" star Olivia Wilde has been cast as Lara Croft in a rumored "Tomb Raider" reboot, the actresses spokesperson tells OnTheRedCarpet.com that the reports are untrue.
The video game character has been on the silver screen before. Angelina Jolie played Croft in two feature films, first in 2001's "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider," then in the sequel "Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life." Lara Croft first appeared as a protagonist in the 1996 video game "Tomb Raider."
The character holds the one Guinness World Record for "most recognized female video game character, and another one for "most official real life stand-ins."
Up next for Wilde is the summer action film "Cowboys & Aliens" with Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig. She's also set to star in "Butter" with Hugh Jackman, and "Now" with Amanda Seyfried and Justin Timberlake.
The actress, 26, recently announced that she has separated from her husband Ruspoli, 35. The couple married in 2003. They have no children.