Variety has brought word that Sony Pictures‘ upcoming adaptation of The Girl in the Spider’s Web has added Blade Runner 2049 actress Sylvia Hoeks as Camilla, the evil twin sister of heroine Lisbeth Salander, to be played by Claire Foy.
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 film will team Foy and director Fede Alvarez, who recently took the thriller Don’t Breathe to over $150 million worldwide and revived the Evil Dead franchise.
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. Sony’s Columbia Pictures retains the rights to all future Millennium Series books.
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