Phoebe Waller Bridge is working on a ‘Tomb Raider’ series at Amazon, say reports

Phoebe Waller Bridge is adapting Tomb Raider for a series, say reports credit:Bang Showbiz
Phoebe Waller Bridge is adapting Tomb Raider for a series, say reports credit:Bang Showbiz

Phoebe Waller-Bridge is working on a ‘Tomb Raider’ series for Amazon, according to reports.

The ‘Fleabag’ star and creator is currently adapting the classic 90s video game series as a part of her newly renewed deal with Amazon Studios.

The Hollywood Reporter reported that the 37-year-old writer is tipped to pen the scripts and serve as executive producer but is not expected to feature in the role.

The outlet claims that Phoebe - who also created the smash hit series ‘Killing Eve’ - will be working alongside Ryan Andolina and Amanda Greenblatt on the development side of the show. The news comes after her and Donald Glover’s ‘Mr and Mrs Smith’ reboot was axed following claims of creative differences.

Last week, it was also reported the ‘Crashing’ star was in the midst of another project for Amazon, a television version of the Claudia Lux novel ‘Sign Here’.

The 1996 video game prompted a number of sequels - before being revived in 2013 and promises last year of another version - and a 2001 movie starring Angelina Jolie as the games’ protagonist Lara Croft, which proved successful enough to warrant a sequel in 2003. Alicia Vikander assumed the role of the assassin in the 2018 remake. Other actress have made their desire known to potentially tackle the role of Lara, such as ‘The White Lotus’ star Aubrey Plaza

After the director Edgar Wright mistakenly thought she was tipped to play her during promotion of ‘Emily the Criminal’, the 38-year-old actress said: “Look, I have no idea what the future holds for me, but I love it. It was so funny when [Edgar] texted me that because I didn’t realise how strikingly similar those photos are.

“Emily is carrying a purse strap and Lara Croft has a gun holster; those are very different. It’s very weird and totally accidental, but I’ll take it.”