Claire Foy Is The New Lisbeth Salander

She was the rumored frontrunner back in May, but now the deal has been closed – “The Crown” actress Claire Foy will play iconic “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” hacker lead character Lisbeth Salander in the upcoming “The Girl in the Spider’s Web” at Sony Pictures.

“Don’t Breathe” helmer Fede Alvarez is directing the film based on David Lagercrantz’s follow-up novel to Stieg Larsson’s original trilogy which has also set an October 19th 2018 release date.

Published in 2015, the story sees Mikael Blomkvist and Lisbeth Salander re-teaming to uncover a deadly secret at the center of a tangled web of spies, cyber criminals, and governments around the world.

Both Noomi Rapace and Rooney Mara have previously played the role which Foy will take on once she wraps work on Damien Chazelle’s Neil Armstrong biopic “First Man”.

Source: Deadline