New 'Tomb Raider' trailer features young Lara Croft... who looks exactly like Natalie Portman. (Or Jessica Biel? Or Lacey Chabert?)

Remember that wacky Final Fantasy movie, where one of the main characters looked exactly like Ben Affleck but was voiced by Alec Baldwin? There’s a similar cognitive dissonance at work in the trailer for 2012’s Tomb Raider videogame reboot, in which the iconic Lara Croft gets de-aged. (Muppet Babies-style preboots are so hot right now.) Young Croft sounds strikingly like Keira Knightley… but her face looks exactly like Natalie Portman. (Of course, Knightley used to look so much like Portman that she played her double in The Phantom Menace. Ow, my brain!)

At least, I thought she looked like Natalie Portman. Portmanologist Adam Markovitz says I’m crazy, and claims the new Croft is a dead ringer for Lacey Chabert. Meanwhile, Photo Editor/Facial Recognition Expert Connie Yu thinks she’s a digital clone of Jessica Biel. Rorschach alert! PopWatchers, which of us is right? Watch the trailer and decided for yourself:

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  • Monty

    Your all insane. That’s clearly Abe Bagota.

    • Tom

      I <3 u.

    • Stu

      That might have been funny if you had gotten the name right.

      • J

        But Abe Bogota is funny. LOL.

  • Mr. Holloway

    Rhona Mitra?

    • Auds

      Holy crap! I had no idea who Rhona was before I looked her up… I thought Lara looked a lot like Kate Beckinsale, and ironically Rhona took over Kate’s character in the 3rd Underworld movie.

      • DBone

        Not sure that is irony… coincidence maybe. :p

  • Peter

    Way more Knightly than Portman.

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  • ST

    Honestly, I can see all three of those comparisons. i vote for all of the above.

  • Strepsi

    She’s just DRESSED LIKE Jessica Biel. Photo Editor/Facial Recognition Expert Connie Yu needs a new job.

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  • Eric

    Portman’s eyes and Chabert’s mouth.

  • Brian

    Funny you said Rhona…as she used to be an official Lara Croft model for trade shows.

  • HeroComplex

    Looks lame.

  • BMW

    Adrianne Palicki pre Wonder Woman

  • Captain

    I can see all three comparisons but Lacey Chabert and Jessica Biel more-so. If I had to pick one, I’d say she resembles Biel the most.

  • Hank

    It’s freakin awwesome! I’m totally buying this game!

  • Marten

    Her boobs aren’t nearly big enough to be Lara Croft in the later games. This totally breaks the chronology of the series. She’ll have to get a breast enlargement by the end of the game.

  • Renee

    that thing neither sounds like nor looks like any of the people you’re talking about

    • Ty

      You must be old?

  • Summer

    She looks a bit like Lizzy Caplan to me.

  • Beau

    I think “it’s” a digital clone. Real obvious.

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