Claire Foy is being eyed to play the new Lisbeth Salander in The Girl in the Spider’s Web
It was revealed last year that Sony Pictures is planning a follow-up to David Fincher’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo with The Girl in the Spider’s Web, author David Lagercrantz’s follow-up novel to Stieg Larsson‘s original “Millennium Trilogy.” Evil Dead and Don’t Breathe helmer Fede Alvarez is directing and today he may have found his new Lisbeth Salander. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the studio is keen on signing Claire Foy, best known for headlining Netflix‘s The Crown. Rooney Mara played the Salander role in the Fincher version with Noomi Rapace playing the part in the 2009 Swedish adaptation.
Published in 2015 by Alfred A. Knopf, The Girl in the Spider’s Web is officially described as follows:
Late one night, Blomkvist receives a phone call from a source claiming to have information vital to the United States. The source has been in contact with a young female superhacker—a hacker resembling someone Blomkvist knows all too well. The implications are staggering. Blomkvist, in desperate need of a scoop for Millennium, turns to Salander for help. She, as usual, has her own agenda. The secret they are both chasing is at the center of a tangled web of spies, cybercriminals, and governments around the world, and someone is prepared to kill to protect it…
Although the trade notes that Foy is the studio’s top choice for the new Lisbeth Salander, Variety‘s report suggests that the star has a potential schedule conflict as she is also being eyed to join First Man, the upcoming Neil Armstrong biopic from Whiplash and La La Land writer and director Damien Chazelle. It’s possible that Foy will be able to take on both projects, so check back for confirmation as it becomes available.
Although Foy has reportedly been officially offered the new Lisbeth Salander role, Rogue One‘s Felicity Jones is also said to be a favored choice for the part.
What do you think of Claire Foy as the potential new Lisbeth Salander? Is there anyone else that you’d rather see take on the role? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
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