The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo franchise (also known as the Millennium series) is in an odd place. All three of the original books by Stieg Larsson were adapted into Swedish films to much success. Those films starred Noomi Rapace and have allowed her to successfully transition to a career in English-speaking films including Prometheus and Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows. The first book, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, was adapted in English as well, starring Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara, and directed by David Fincher. I have always hoped for a Fincher trilogy of anything, but for some reason the two direct sequels, The Girl Who Played With Fire and The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets’ Nest, are not being developed with this same team… or at all.
Instead, Sony is next developing the fourth book in the Millennium series of books, The Girl in the Spider’s Web, with an entirely different cast and director, and now we know who will play the very unique lead, Lizbeth Salander.
Deadline reports that Emmy-nominated Claire Foy, best known from Netflix’s The Crown, has been cast to follow in Noomi Rapace and Rooney Mara’s footsteps as the latest Lizbeth Salander.
The Girl in the Spider’s Web wasn’t written by Larsson, rather by David Lagercrantz who has been continuing the Millennium series with both The Girl in the Spider’s Web and The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye. Steven Knight (Eastern Promises, Allied), Fede Alvarez (Don’t Breathe), and Jay Basu (Metal Gear Solid) will write the script, with Alvarez set to direct.
Are you excted for The Girl in the Spider’s Web? I haven’t read the books myself, so does it make sense to jump to this book, skipping the two preceding it? Let us know in the comment section below!
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