The Girl in the Spider's Web (film)
|The Girl in the Spider's Web|
|Directed by||Fede Álvarez|
The Girl in the Spider's Web|
by David Lagercrantz
|Music by||Roque Baños|
|Edited by||Tatiana S. Riegel|
|Distributed by||Sony Pictures Releasing|
The Girl in the Spider's Web is an upcoming crime thriller film directed by Fede Álvarez and written by Steven Knight, Álvarez and Jay Basu, based on the novel of the same name by David Lagercrantz. The film, a soft-reboot with different actors, is a sequel to David Fincher's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and the second installment in the American-produced Millennium film series. It stars Claire Foy, taking over the role of Lisbeth Salander from Rooney Mara, and follows Salander as she tries to rescue and exact vengeance for battered women. Sverrir Gudnason, LaKeith Stanfield, Sylvia Hoeks, and Stephen Merchant also appear in the film. It is scheduled to be released by Sony Pictures Releasing in Sweden on October 26, 2018, and in the United States on November 9, 2018.
- Claire Foy as Lisbeth Salander, a computer hacker who has survived severe emotional and sexual abuse and Camilla's twin sister.
- Beau Gadsdon as Young Lisbeth Salander
- Sverrir Gudnason as Mikael Blomkvist, a journalist and lover/partner of Lisbeth.
- LaKeith Stanfield as Edwin Neeham, an NSA security expert who is tracking Salander.
- Sylvia Hoeks as Camilla Salander, Lisbeth's estranged twin sister who is responsible for the crimes and corruption.
- Carlotta von Falkenhayn as Young Camilla Salander
- Stephen Merchant as Frans Balder
- Claes Bang
- Christopher Convery as August Balder
- Synnøve Macody Lund
- Vicky Krieps
- Cameron Britton as Plague, a close associate of Lisbeth — a computer expert to whom she reaches out when she needs assistance.
- Andreja Pejić as Maria
- Volker Bruch
- Saskia Rosendahl
In November 2015, The Hollywood Reporter announced that Sony Pictures Entertainment was planning to develop a new film series of the Millennium series, starting from the book The Girl in the Spider's Web by David Lagercrantz. Rooney Mara and Daniel Craig, who portrayed Salander and Blomkvist, respectively, in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, would not be back for the film. New actors would be cast, and David Fincher would also not return as director. Steven Knight was announced to be in talks to adapt the novel, while the producers would be Scott Rudin, Amy Pascal, and Elizabeth Cantillon, along with Yellow Bird's Berna Levin, Søren Stærmose, and Ole Sondberg. TheWrap reported that Alicia Vikander was being considered for the role of Salander. However, while promoting Carol, Mara stated that she was still signed for the sequel: "As far as I know I'm doing it until someone tells me otherwise".
In November 2016, Variety reported that Sony was in negotiations with Fede Álvarez to direct the film, with Eli Bush as an additional producer. In March 2017, it was announced that the film would feature an entirely new cast, with production set to begin in September 2017. In May 2017, it was reported that Claire Foy was the frontrunner to play Salander, and, in September 2017, Foy was officially cast in the film. Sylvia Hoeks joined the cast in October 2017. The rest of the cast was announced over the next five months.
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