Megan Fox: Lara Croft Takeover Rumors

April 1, 2010

Rumors emerged earlier this week that Tomb Raider was getting a facelift, and looking to re-cast the lead role as Megan Fox. Lara Croft was played by the matchless Angelina Jolie in 2001 and 2003, and with their similar looks and style, Fox was a shoe-in for the career-building role. But who says people always make smart decisions? Get the full story, as well as pictures and video below!

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Latest news indicate that the “Transformers” star has turned down the Tomb Raider role in order to avoid further comparisons with Angelina Jolie. You have to admit, the two do have similar looks and both sport tattoos and confident, sexy attitudes. But what’s so wrong with that? I’m sure tons of women out there would like to be compared to Jolie (ahem…Octomom).

Nonetheless, a representative for the actress who recently stripped down for a sexy Armani commercial confirmed recently the suspicions that she had turned the role down, saying “Megan is not involved in this movie.” Another source said about the Megan Fox Lara Croft turn down:

“The offer has been on the table for Megan for a while but she’s reluctantly turned it down. She’s the logical choice to play Lara and she loves the character but the comparison with Angelina is too much. It looks like the movie will now star an unknown.”

It’s not just potentially a bad thing for her career, but all Tomb Raider fans. Word is that Heidi Montag (now White Wolf!) is targeting the role, and wants to be a blond-bombshell treasure hunter. With her new assets giving her an ample serving of confidence, she said:

“I want to be the blonde tomb raider. I’m better with guns then both Angelina and Megan Fox put together!”

Scary! Do you think this was a bad decision by Megan Fox? Lara Croft’s character earned some harsh criticism for Angelina Jolie, is the role’s spotlight worth the risks?

Don’t miss the pictures and video below!

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Photos: Chan, I.Kavanaugh, Nikki Nelson

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