Alicia Vikander accepts the award for best actress in a supporting role for “The Danish Girl” at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Alicia Vikander accepts the award for best actress in a supporting role for “The Danish Girl” at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Scandinavian’s are at the forefront of the new Lara Croft: Tomb Raider film. The Norwegian director Roar Uthaug (known for directing The Wave) is set to direct the British film, and now it has been announced that Alicia Vikander will star as the video game hero Lara Croft.

The movie tells the story of a young and untested Croft fighting to survive her first adventure. The film is being co-produced by MGM and Warner Bros.

Previously the role of Lara Croft was played by Angelina Jolie, who famously starred in 2001’s Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and 2003’s Lara Croft: Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life, which established her as a bankable international star.

Vikander is the Swedish actress taking the world by storm – she recently won an Oscar for her role in The Danish Girl, and last year also starred in Ex Machina, and The Man From U.N.C.L.E. This year she is set to star in The Light Between Oceans and Jason Bourne.