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Monday, 20 August, 2001, 14:36 GMT 15:36 UK
Jolie 'to play Lara Croft again'
Angelina Jolie
Tomb Raider was a hit despite a critical mauling
Tomb Raider star Angelina Jolie is set to star in a sequel to the film which sees her as a gun-toting heroine, according to reports.

The actress told the Daily Record newspaper that work has already started on Tomb Raider 2.

Angelina Jolie
Jolie plays archeologist Lara Croft
Ms Jolie told the newspaper: "It looks like it's going to happen.

"They are writing another one - I am going to be Lara Croft again.

Critics

"If we can make it a hundred times better, if we can do a whole bunch of new things, think of a whole new sequence, get a great script with everything that nobody has ever seen before - then we will do it."

The first Tomb Raider film was savaged by film critics but went on to be a huge box-office success in Britain and the US.

Jolie said the film sequel could be ready by the summer of 2002.

Angelina Jolie films
Hackers (1995)
Playing God (1997)
Gia (1998)
Pushing Tin (1999)
The Bone Collector (1999)
Girl, Interrupted (1999)
Gone in 60 Seconds (2000)
Tomb Raider (2001)

The star is also to become a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

In July the Tomb Raider actress visited remote areas of Cambodia as a guest of the UNHCR.

Refugee camps

Tomb Raider includes several scenes shot at the renowned temple of Angkor Wat in the country.

Jolie is now to visit Pakistan to see refugee camps housing thousands of people who have fled Afghanistan.

"I'm going there to learn a bit more about the situation. I've already been to Sierra Leone and Cambodia with the UNHCR," she told the Daily Record.

"I'm just learning a lot about refugee situations around the world before I'm made goodwill ambassador."

The star donated part of her Tomb Raider earnings to UNHCR after visiting Sierra Leone earlier this year.

See also:

30 Jul 01 | Film
Jolie's Cambodian mission
28 Jun 01 | New Media
Q&A: The man who made Lara
10 Jul 01 | Film
Tomb Raider outguns box office
18 Jun 01 | Film
Tomb Raider guns to the top
06 Jul 01 | Reviews
Luscious Lara loses plot
12 Jun 01 | Film
Big screen Lara Croft unveiled
07 Apr 00 | Entertainment
Jolie lands Lara role
29 Jun 01 | Film
Violent Lara Croft scenes cut
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