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Minnie Driver is Lara Croft

Minnie Driver will be starring as Lara Croft in a new animated series based on Tomb Raider. While she's probably best known for her role as Skylar in Good Will Hunting, Driver has done work for animated features in the past, and voiced the role of Lady Eboshi in the Disney version of Princess Mononoke.

The first episode will debut onGameTap on July 10 with new episodes of the ten-part series going up each week. Early images suggest an anime-influenced art style similar to Cartoon Network's Star Wars: Clone Wars. We'll be waiting to see if the show turns out to be any good. But with the creator and director of the wildly weird Aeon Flux, Peter Chung directing the first three episodes, our hopes are high.

July 6, 2007