Walton Goggins (The Shield, Justified) has announced he’s joining the cast of Hollywood’s next Tomb Raider film — which will be a reboot that stars Alicia Vikander as the iconic Lara Croft. If you can’t tell by the photo, he’s going to be the bad guy — a rival raider who tries to trip Lara up. Some people just have a mug for villainous roles.
Goggins announced his inclusion in the film to his Instagram followers, by tweeting his copy of the script under a fedora off-camera.
Oh, what have you done, you fool? You’ve tweeted a script image with a front page of such thin stock that we can see the first page of the movie’s script below it! Not with the naked eye, but with assistance. Booting up Photoshop:
Is it clearer now? Here’s the bits we can make out…..
….of loud BREATHING. (unintelliglble)…
…it. Like someone running for her life. So…..
….when we OPEN ON:
….LOTT (21) to a boxing ring.
…surface is sweat-stained. Lara spars with…
…xing partner her age who stands around the ring.
….interrupted TRAINER scrolls through his phone d….
….kicks, winces, tries to grapple, falls…
….ith rapid, unfocused succession that she wears h…
Stop looking at your phone.
The trainer puts his phone away sheepishly. Lara’s a….
….struggling in the ring.
You’re dropping your guard at every jab.
(unintelligible, only words we can make out are “her how to BEAT”)
….trainer for a half second…
…the basic to the…..
…her to the mat.
…..is on you. I’m down here…..
…..She forces herself up,
….of blows which hit this….
….her boss, who strikes…..
We’ve gathered nothing earth-shattering from that, but we do know the movie opens with Lara learning how to box. So that’s something. The new Tomb Raider movie currently has no release date, but they’re shooting for somewhere within 2018.