Claire Foy Takes Lisbeth Salander Role In 'The Girl In The Spider's Web'

If you were hoping Rooney Mara would return to play Lisbeth Salander in Fede Alvarez's The Girl in the Spider's Web, well...so sad, cuz it ain't happening.  The Crown's Claire Foy was the final name tossed into the mix ahead of bigger stars such as Scarlett Johansson and Natalie Portman, and while it has taken Sony some time to make up their mind, she has come away with the high-profile gig.

Foy will get all tatted up and pierced for the rebooted role, the biggest of her career. Alvarez will direct and co-write the script with Jay Basu and Steven Knight. What we don't know if who will take over Daniel Craig's role as Mikael Blomkvist, because he's almost certainly not coming back and the character is again integral...

She is the girl with the dragon tattoo—a genius hacker and uncompromising misfit. He is a crusading journalist whose championing of the truth often brings him to the brink of prosecution. Late one night, Blomkvist receives a phone call from a source claiming to have information vital to the United States. 

The source has been in contact with a young female superhacker—a hacker resembling someone Blomkvist knows all too well. The implications are staggering. Blomkvist, in desperate need of a scoop for Millennium, turns to Salander for help. She, as usual, has her own agenda. The secret they are both chasing is at the center of a tangled web of spies, cybercriminals, and governments around the world, and someone is prepared to kill to protect it . . .  

The Girl in the Spider's Web opens October 19th 2018.