The Girl in the Spider's Web

Yesterday, Sony invited us to their studio lot to see some early footage from The Girl in the Spider’s Web, the newest entry in the Dragon Tattoo franchise. Afterward, co-writer/director Fede Alvarez (Don’t Breathe) and star Claire Foy (who won an Emmy the night before for her work on The Crown) joined us for a Q&A to talk about the look of the movie, the intensity of the film’s hacker protagonist Lisbeth Salander, a sex scene that was removed from the film, Foy’s feelings about playing the role in the midst of the #MeToo movement, and much more. Read More »

the girl in the spider's web trailer

Update: We have added the very different international trailer to the post. You can watch it below.

The marketing so far for The Girl in the Spider’s Web have been all about the titular “Girl,” Lisbeth Salander, played in this latest film by The Crown‘s Claire Foy. It’s a smart move, since the role originated by Noomi Rapace in the Swedish films and Rooney Mara in David Fincher’s acclaimed U.S. remake has left big boots to fill for the Emmy-nominated actress.

But the newest The Girl in the Spider’s Web trailer finally introduces us to Lisbeth’s complex web of allies, including the familiar journalist Mikael Blomkvist, played by an unfamiliar face.

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The Girl In The Spider's Web Trailer

Update: A second (and completely different) trailer has arrived online.

Lisbeth Salander, aka The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, is back, and she’s got a whole new look. The Crown actress Claire Foy steps into the role for the new film The Girl In The Spider’s Web, which draws inspiration from Stieg Larsson‘s Millennium trilogy. Watch the Girl In The Spider’s Web trailer below.

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Dundee Chris Hemsworth

In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Pacific Rim Uprising gets new Jaeger-centric posters and an international trailer
  • Actress Hailee Steinfeld talks about her Transformers spin-off Bumblebee
  • A Phantom Thread actress joins The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo sequel
  • Chris Hemsworth‘s feelings about turning that fake Dundee trailer into a real movie
  • And more!

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sony release dates

Sony is pushing the release dates of a handful of its upcoming films, some originally slated to open in theaters as soon as this summer.

The biggest move is that of Anne Hathaway‘s Barbie movie, a comedy that saw initial star Amy Schumer leave last March. Initially scheduled to open in August 2018, the Barbie movie has been pushed back a whopping two years.

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The Girl in the Spider's Web Cast

Sony Pictures continues to fill out the cast of The Girl in the Spider’s Web, their relaunch of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo franchise, with some impressive talent.

The Crown star Claire Foy is already locked down in the lead role of hacker Lisbeth Salander, and Swedish actor Sverrir Gudnason is playing her journalist companion Mikael Blomkvist. Now the film has landed Get Out and Death Note star Lakeith Stanfield in a key role, and Blade Runner 2049 co-star Sylvia Hoeks as well. Read More »

Sverrir Gudnason

Meet your new Mikael Blomkvist.

Norwegian actor Sverrir Gudnason has been cast as the male lead in The Girl in the Spider’s Web, Sony’s sequel to David Fincher’s English-language adaptation of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. Gudnason is taking on the role of Mikael Blomkvist, the intrepid journalist who becomes a wary ally of Lisbeth Salander (now played by The Crown star Claire Foy). The Blomqvist role was previously played by Daniel Craig in Fincher’s adaptation and Michael Nyqvist in the Swedish films.

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Dragon Tattoo sequel cast

David Fincher may not be involved with the sequel to his 2011 thriller The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, but an actor he recently worked with is. Cameron Britton, who delivered a show-stopping performance as serial killer Ed Kemper on Fincher’s Netflix series Mindhunter, has joined the The Girl in the Spider’s Web, a follow-up to Dragon Tattoo. More details on the Dragon Tattoo sequel cast await you below.

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the girl with the dragon tattoo sequel villain

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo sequel is expanding its growing web of cast members, this time tapping The Square star Claes Bang as its villain.

There’s no word on what role Bang will be playing in The Girl in the Spider’s Web, but it’s certain that he will be facing off against Claire Foy‘s goth hacker Lisbeth Salander in some capacity.

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new lisbeth salander

Sony has announced that Claire Foy has been officially cast as Lisbeth Salander in The Girl in the Spider’s Web. Director Fede Alvarez offered this statement:

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.

Our original article continues below.

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Earlier this year, Sony surprised many movie fans by confirming that they were working on a follow-up to David Fincher’s 2011 film The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. They also confirmed the rumors that Fincher and original stars Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara would not be returning. This was to be something of a reboot. To emphasize this, the studio even chose to skip the next two books in author Stieg Larsson’s series and instead adapt The Girl in the Spider’s Web, which was written by David Lagercrantz and published 11 years after Larsson’s death.

And now we know that Claire Foy, best known for starring in Netflix’s The Crown, is the current frontrunner for the role of antisocial hacker/crime solver Lisbeth Salander.

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