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Claire Foy to star in ‘The Girl in the Spider’s Web’

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Claire Foy to star in ‘The Girl in the Spider’s Web’

/ 03:41 PM September 18, 2017

Claire Foy. Image: AFP/Robyn Beck

Sony Pictures Entertainment has revealed that “The Crown” star Claire Foy has landed the role of Lisbeth Salander in the upcoming film adaptation of “The Girl in the Spider’s Web”.

The savvy and eclectic heroine of the Millennium series of novels which has spawned several film adaptations, has previously been portrayed by Noomi Rapace in the original Swedish trilogy and Rooney Mara in 2011’s American “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” adaptation alongside Daniel Craig.

Based on the fourth installment of the Millennium books (which begins with “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”), “The Girl in the Spider’s Web” will see Foy bring the character to life again on-screen via a script penned by Steven Knight, Fede Alvarez and Jay Basu, from the novel by David Lagercrantz.

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“Don’t Breathe” director Fede Alvarez is on board to helm the movie, with Amy Pascal and Elizabeth Cantillon to join Scott Rudin and Yellow Bird who will produce, according to The Hollywood Reporter). JB

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