An Angelina Jolie cameo in the new ‘Tomb Raider’ movie wouldn’t have worked, according to producer Graham King.
The 42-year-old actress starred as Lara Croft in two movies based on the popular video game franchise – ‘Lara Croft: Tomb Raider’ in 2001, and 2003’s ‘Lara Croft: Tomb Raider – The Cradle of Life’ – and after the franchise was rebooted with a new movie simply entitled ‘Tomb Raider’ with Alicia Vikander in the lead role, executives were keen to get Angelina back for a cameo role.
However, Angelina never appeared in the production – which hit cinemas earlier this week – and producer Graham King has revealed the “tone” of the movie wasn’t right to have a moment where she could “pass the baton” 29-year-old actress Alicia.
Speaking to CinemaBlend, Graham said: “It was never a story that had that moment where you could, you know what I mean? Pass the baton over. There wasn’t that kind of tone and that would’ve changed tones to have that … the studios of course, said ‘is there a way to get Angie?
“Should we try and have her kind of baton over this kind of thing?’ And I understand it for marketing and studios or whatever, but that never felt organic to our film. Something like that can tip the balance.”