Claire Foy Will Officially Play Lisbeth Salander In The Girl In The Spider’s Web

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Ever since The Crown, Claire Foy is just someone you cannot avoid at the moment and her new movie Breathe is about to hit theaters in a few weeks (October 13).

It is not surprising then that the British actress has landed a new job and it is a role that we are quite familiar with.

Variety has reported that after numerous rumors, Claire Foy will officially play Lisbeth Salander in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo sequel, The Girl in the Spider’s Web.

“I couldn’t be more thrilled about Claire taking the reins of the iconic Lisbeth Salander,” Fede Alvarez, the director of the sequel, said. “Claire is an incredible, rare talent who will inject a new and exciting life into Lisbeth. I can’t wait to bring this new story to a worldwide audience, with Claire Foy at its center.”

After Noomi Rapace took on Salander for the original Swedish adaptation, Rooney Mara played Lisbeth for the American remake of the first novel in the series. This makes Foy the third actress to play the iconic character.

It definitely is an interesting choice to make, as Foy seems to be quite the different type of person compared to Rapace and Mara. Though, I’m curious (and excited) to see what Foy will make of the character.

The Girl in the Spider’s Web is the fourth book of the Millennium series. It wasn’t written by Stieg Larsson, the author of the first three books and hasn’t previously been adapted for the screen, which already makes it different than the others, as it will be the first in the series that will be initially adapted into an English-language movie.

Steven Knight along with the team of Fede Alvarez and Jay Basu have written the screenplay, which is based on David Lagercrantz’s book. Amy Pascal and Elizabeth Cantillon, along with Scott Rudin and Yellow Bird will be producing the upcoming movie.

The Girl in the Spider’s Web will start production in January in Berlin and Stockholm and is set to be released October 19, 2018, so just a bit more than a year away.

Anna Hattingen