Stephen Merchant Has Joined The Girl in the Spider’s Web

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Stephen Merchant has joined the cast of The Girl in the Spider's Web

Stephen Merchant has joined the cast of The Girl in the Spider’s Web

Stephen Merchant (LoganLife’s Too Short) has joined the cast of the upcoming film The Girl in the Spider’s Web, according to Variety. Synnøve Macody Lund (HeadhuntersAcquitted) has signed on as well. There is currently no information on who they’ll play in the film.

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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 – is filming 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. Sony’s Columbia Pictures retains the rights to all future Millennium Series books.

Stephen Merchant is known for his work in Logan where he played Caliban, Life’s Too Short, which he created along with Hello Ladies, and The Office.

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