MGM has hired Amy Jump, the screenwriter on Ben Wheatley’s “Free Fire” and “High-Rise,” to write the screenplay for “Tomb Raider 2” starring Alicia Vikander, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.
Jump is also writing “Freak Shift” with Wheatley, which is currently in preproduction with Film4. Some of her other writing credits include “A Field in England,” “Kill List” and “Sightseers.” She’s also served as an editor on all of Wheatley’s films, and she was an executive producer on “The Duke of Burgundy.”
The rebooted “Tomb Raider” starring Vikander arrived last March and grossed $274.6 million worldwide on a $94 million budget.
Roar Uthaug directed the film based on the iconic video game series in which Vikander plays Lara Croft, the daughter of a missing adventurer who must travel to the island where her father disappears. The film also starred Dominic West, Walton Goggins and Kristin Scott Thomas.
Graham King’s GK Films is also producing the “Tomb Raider” sequel. They most recently had success with “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Vikander is an Oscar winner for “The Danish Girl” and she came to fame to American audiences behind performances in “Ex Machina,” “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” and “Jason Bourne.” She’ll next be seen in “The Glorias: Life on the Road,” a biopic about Gloria Steinem.
Jump is represented by WME and Independent Talent Group.
Deadline first reported the news of Jump’s hiring.