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Claire Foy Will Be the Next Lisbeth Salander In GIRL IN THE SPIDER’S WEB

Claire Foy Will Be the Next Lisbeth Salander In GIRL IN THE SPIDER’S WEB

Known mainly for playing Queen Elizabeth II in Netflix’s The Crown, actress Claire Foy is about to break out into the big screen as she has been cast as the next Lisbeth Salander, to play the iconic goth character in the upcoming Sony film The Girl in the Spider’s Web.

The movie, in development for a release in October of 2018, is based on the characters first created by Stieg Larsson and continued by David Lagercrantz after Larsson passed away before he could complete the book series.

The original novel, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, has been twice adapted to the big screen, first a Swedish version that launched the international career of Noomi Rapace, who received wide acclaim for the rolex The second an American film by David Fincher starring Rooney Mara in the titular role, for which she received an Academy Award nomination.

So, Foy definitely has big shoes to fill. However, although both performances were praised, neither film found sufficient purchase with international audiences to justify much more (the first did lead to two sequels based on Larsson’s original work). But Sony is hoping that a fresh face from a liked actress could do the trick.

The movie will be directed by Don’t Breathe‘s Fede Alvarez, who said about Foy’s joining the film: said, “I couldn’t be more thrilled about Claire taking the reins of the iconic Lisbeth Salander. Claire is an incredible, rare talent who will inject a new and exciting life into Lisbeth. I can’t wait to bring this new story to a worldwide audience, with Claire Foy at its center.”

Foy has won many awards for her portrayal as the Queen, and is up for an Emmy this Sunday. She is also currently starring opposite Andrew Garfield in the British drama Breathe, and is involving in Director Damien Chazelle’s new project with Ryan Gosling, First Man. Still, if all goes according to plan, this could be her biggest movie role yet, with some nice book sequels starting to pop up for the post-Larsson Salander story line.

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J. Don Birnam

J. Don Birnam, the pseudonym of a New York City-based writer, is a voting member of the New York Film Critics Online and has been a movie lover since he saw the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film in theaters at a tender age. JDB has been a devoted student of American film history every since. His favorite films range from Back to the Future to West Side Story, depending on the time of day, and has a mildly unhealthy obsessions with the Academy Awards. Any similarity with the slightly unstable writer in the seminal 1944 film 'The Lost Weekend' is pure coincidence

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