The Queen is about to enter a “spider’s web” in another iconic role.
Claire Foy, who became a household name with her role of Queen Elizabeth on the Netflix series The Queen, will take on the central role of computer hacker Lisbeth Salander in the film adaptation of The Girl in the Spider’s Web.
The novel, a continuation of the late Stieg Larsson‘s Millennium saga, was written by David Lagercrantz, with approval by Larsson’s estate. The film adaptation was written by Steven Knight, Jay Basu, and Fede Alvarez, with Alvarez set to direct the film.
The role of Salander was immortalized by Noomi Rapace (right) in the original Swedish trilogy made up of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, followed by the two-part saga made up of The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest and The Girl Who Played with Fire. Rooney Mara played the role of Salander in the English-language remake of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
It is still unclear who will play Mikael Blomkvist, the journalist who teamed up with Salander. The late Michael Nyqvist took on the role in the original trilogy while Daniel Craig played the role in the remake of Dragon Tattoo.
The Girl in the Spider’s Web will be released on October 19, 2018 from Columbia Pictures.