The Girl in the Spider’s Web Casts Borg/McEnroe’s Sverrir Gudnason

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Borg/McEnroe's Sverrir Gudnason cast in The Girl in the Spider's Web

Borg/McEnroe’s Sverrir Gudnason cast in The Girl in the Spider’s Web

Borg/McEnroe star Sverrir Gudnason has been cast opposite Claire Foy in the upcoming film The Girl in the Spider’s Web, according to Variety. He’ll play the role of Mikael Blomquist in the sequel to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. The role was previously played by Daniel Craig (SPECTRE). Sverrir Gudnason played Bjorn Borg in Borg/McEnroe and will join a cast that also includes Sylvia Hoeks (Blade Runner 2049) and Claes Bang (The Square).

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The new installment of Sony Pictures’ Millennium franchise – based on the worldwide literary phenomenon originated by Stieg Larsson and continued by David Lagercrantz – will commence production in January in Berlin and Stockholm, and the film will be released on October 19, 2018.

The screenplay is by Steven Knight and Fede Alvarez & Jay Basu, based on the global bestseller written by David Lagercrantz. Amy Pascal and Elizabeth Cantillon will join Scott Rudin and Yellow Bird in producing the franchise’s new film.

The Girl in the Spider’s Web will be the first in the best-selling series to be produced into an English-language film in its initial adaptation. The previous books in the series have been adapted into Swedish-language films, and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo was a remake of the Swedish film. It became a global hit for Columbia Pictures, taking in over $230 million worldwide.

The studio continues its development of the next book in the Millennium series, The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye, which was released this week. Sony’s Columbia Pictures retains the rights to all future Millennium Series books.

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