The newest Lara Croft actress, Alicia Vikander, has signed up to star in Morten Tyldum’s (The Imitation Game, Passengers) psychological thriller The Marsh King’s Daughter.

The feature is based on the best-selling novel by Karen Dionne, Vikander will play a woman living a seemingly ordinary life but us hiding a dark secret within that her father is the infamous ‘Marsh King’ – a man who kept her and her mother captive in the wilderness for years.

After a lifetime of trying to escape her past, she is forced to face her demons when her father unexpectedly escapes from prison.

The script has been adapted by Elle Smith and Mark L. Smith (“The Revenant”). The Marsh King’s Daughter” is produced by Black Bear Pictures’ Teddy Schwarzman, who is also financing the film, and Keith Redmon of Anonymous Content, along with Tyldum and Smith. Anonymous Content’s Bard Dorros and Vikander are executive producing.

President of STX International David Kosse said: “The Marsh King’s Daughter is one of the most hypnotic thrillers you’ll ever experience, much in the vein ofThe Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and Gone Girl, and who better than Morten Tyldum to direct this psychologically gripping story into a complex yet riveting tale about captivity and redemption.”

Vikander will next be seen on the big screen in Tomb Raider which hits UK cinemas in March. She will also be starring opposite James McAvoy in Wim Winders tragic love story, Submergence, which is released in May.

Filming is set to start in the summer.