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THE GIRL IN THE SPIDER’S WEB (2018): Claire Foy cast as Lizbeth Salander in DRAGON TATTOO Film

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Claire Foy cast as Lizbeth Salander in The Girl in the Spider’s Web

Claire Foy has been officially cast as Lizbeth Salander in the next The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo film entitled The Girl in the Spider’s Web. Sony Pictures will be skipping the last two books in the Millennium Book Series in favor of a reboot.

The reboot comes in the form of utilizing the fourth book in the Millennium Book Series, the first book not written by deceased author Stieg Larsson. The book The Girl in the Spider’s Web was written by David Lagercrantz.

The film The Girl in the Spider’s Web was written by Steven Knight and will be directed by Fede Alvarez. Scott Rudin, Amy Pascal, and Elizabeth Cantillon are producing The Girl in the Spider’s Web.

Who is Lizbeth Salander?

[Lizbeth] Salander is a world-class computer hacker. Under the pseudonym “Wasp”, she becomes a prominent figure in the international hacker community known as the Hacker Republic (similar to the group Anonymous). She uses her computer skills as a means to earn a living, doing investigative work for Milton Security. She has an eidetic memory, and is skillful at concealing her identity; she possessed passports in different names, and disguises herself to travel undetected around Sweden and worldwide.

The Girl in the Spider’s Web book Plot Synopsis

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 . . .

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