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Claire Foy to star in 'The Girl in the Spider's Web' movie

ANI | Updated: Sep 18, 2017 03:50 IST

London [UK], Sept. 18 (ANI): The sequel of 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' titled 'The Girl in the Spider's Web' has finally found its Lisbeth Salander.

Sony Pictures announced that 'The Crown' actress Claire Foy has won the lead role of Lisbeth Salander in the upcoming film adaptation of 'The Girl in the Spider's Web,' according to The Independent.

Based on the fourth installment in the Millennium series of novels (which begins with The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), the movie adaptation will team Foy with 'Don't Breathe' director Fede Alvarez.

"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," said Alvarez.

Previous actresses to take on the role of Lisbeth Salander include Noomi Rapace in the original Swedish series and Rooney Mara in 2011's American 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo 'adaptation alongside Daniel Craig.

'The Girl in the Spider's Web' is slated for a release on 19 October, 2018. (ANI)