The upcoming Girl With the Dragon Tattoo semi-sequel, The Girl in the Spider’s Web, locked down another great talent. According to The Tracking Board, Death Note and Get Out star Lakeith Stanfield has signed on to to the film as Alona Casales, an NSA security expert who is pursuing lead character (and hacker) Lisbeth Salander.
Stanfield joins a cast that includes Clair Foy in the lead role, Sverrir Gudnason in the male lead role, and Sylvia Hoeks. The film is based on the novel of the same name from David Lagergrantz, who carried on writing the series following original author Stieg Larsson’s original trilogy.
The Girl in the Spider’s Web is directed by Don’t Breathe’s Fede Alvarez, and will be a soft reboot of the series. Rather than do an immediate follow-up to David Fincher’s The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (which didn’t do well at the box office, despite its critical acclaim), Alvarez and Sony opted to skip ahead two books to a completely different story that doesn’t rely on the threads laid by that first one.
With this in mind, Alvarez also opted to hire a whole new cast, with Claire Foy replacing Rooney Mara, and Sverrir Gudnason replacing Daniel Craig.
The addition of Lakeith Stanfield is a great one. In pretty much every film he’s been in, he’s been one of the big highlights, and adding his talent to a film like this will certainly grab the interest of those interested in actors on the rise.
The Girl in the Spider’s Web is set to film later this month, with hopes of making an October release later this year.
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SOURCE: The Tracking Board