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Warner Bros and MGM are looking to relaunch the Tomb Raider franchise, which is based on the popular video games series launched in 1996 (In Photo: Daisy Ridley)Adrees Latif/Reuters

Star Wars: The Force Awakens actress Daisy Ridley, 23, is reportedly being considered for the iconic role of Lara Croft in the new Tomb Raider movie. Ridley played the role of Rey in the last Star Wars movie and is currently filming for Star Wars: Episode VIII, which is scheduled to be released in December 2017.

Warner Bros and MGM are looking to relaunch the Tomb Raider franchise, which is based on the popular video games series launched in 1996. Jolie, 40, played the lead character of Lara Croft in Tomb Raider and Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life.

"While conversations have taken place, this is still very early and there have been no official negotiations or offer yet, with the producers keeping their options wide open at this stage. This is one of THE plum gigs out there for a young actress," Deadline reported.

"The latest adaptation, which has been in development for several years, received a jolt of adrenaline when the video game series was rebooted by game developer Square Enix with 2013's Tomb Raider, which depicted Croft's first adventure as an archaeology student, and follow-up Rise Of The Tomb Raider. That younger take on the character's origin and path to derring-do are believed to have given the film's producers some creative guidance," it reported.

The Tomb Raider game launched in November 2015 saw Croft make her way into Siberia in search of the promised city of immortality, Kitezh. Players had to fight off a paramilitary organization intent on stopping her from achieving her goal.