As expected, The Crown’s Claire Foy has been cast in the role of Lisbeth Salander in the upcoming adaptation of The Girl in the Spider’s Web. The film is to be directed by Evil Dead and Don’t Breathe director Fede Alvarez and will be based on the novel of the same name written by David Lagercrantz; the first Girl novel not to be written by Stieg Larsson, who sadly passed away from a heart attack in 2004. He didn’t live to see the success of his trilogy.
A genius hacker who has always been an outsider. A journalist with a penchant for danger. She is Lisbeth Salander, the girl with the dragon tattoo. He is Mikael Blomkvist, crusading editor of Millennium. One night, Blomkvist receives a call from a source who claims to have been given information vital to the United States by a young female hacker. Blomkvist, always on the lookout for a story, reaches out to Salander for help. She, as usual, has plans of her own. Together they are drawn into a ruthless underworld of spies, cybercriminals, and government operatives—some willing to kill to protect their secrets.
When speaking about Foy’s casting, Alvarez said:
“I couldn’t be more thrilled about Claire taking the reins of the iconic Lisbeth Salander. 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 centre.”
It’s sad that we’re not getting such a direct sequel to David Fincher’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, but we’re excited to see Lisbeth Salander back on our screens regardless. If her performance in The Crown is anything to go by, then Foy seems more than capable of bringing the challenging role to life.
David Fincher will executive produce the film, which is set to be released on 19th October 2018.
Words: Jessy Williams (@JessyCritical)